DC is flat and has no parsing of elements within a larger element. In fact
the "qualifiers" in qualified DC are actually elements, and not truly
subelements. You have to read the RDF data to know that something called
"created" is a subproperty of "date". So, you can't associate different
elements with each other (e.g. a place, publisher and date). They are all
flat elements that stand alone. This is why the best uses for it are for
very simple metadata and to provide a lowest common denominator across
diverse domains-- where you end up losing specificity if going from
something more complex.
The DC Citation work is fitting citations into DC elements-- so that the
citation would either be a text string that doesn't parse any of the
pieces or a URI (in the future like an OpenURL).
So in answer to your specific question, there is no way to identify in DC
a title within an isPartOf statement.
On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> Or is it the case that DC must be flat, and so there can be no way to
> have a title within an <IsPartOf> element?