> Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 12:12:02 +1000
> From: Alan Kent <[log in to unmask]>
> There *are* multiple solutions to the problem (and using a prefix is
> only one of them).
> (1) Come up with a global namespace for *all* concepts (without prefixes)
> and the first person to come up with a meaning of "title" gets to use
> that name, and any later meaning that comes along needs to use a
> different name (e.g. "formal_title").
... known, for historical reason, as "The BIB-1 Solution" :-)
> Dublin Core only gives one semantics of "title".
"one semantics"?! :-)
(I have _no idea_ what the right way to say this is!)
> > I think we should map the Z39.50 search attributes to user
> > understandable names instead of sticking to the attributes.
> I think we are all in agreement here. We want textual names in
> queries. The question regards to unambiguous agreement to what a
> textual name means.
Well! Now, who ever could have foreseen that user-understandable
names would turn out to be ambiguous?!
(Sorry, I'm in a sarky mood at the moment -- my next message will be
more constructive, honest.)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> www.miketaylor.org.uk
)_v__/\ "Lucky I didn't tell him about the dirty fork" -- Monty