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From: "Mike Taylor" <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes. And somehow that makes me ... uncomfortable. I've been
> cheerfully talking about "the fifteen DC elements" for a long time
> now, and that fact that suddenly I can't do that any more is
> disquieting. I hope the DC people aren't making a horrible mistake
> here, but I fear they are. I've always felt that the great strength
> of DC has been that you can just say "Here are the fifteen elements,
> look, just write them down, off you go." If they've broken that, then
> they might lose a lof of their attractively consistent simplicitly.
Well just between us, I see potential for DC to be dramatically more useful
with this breakthrough.
> The fact that the DCMI has the audience _data element_
> in a different XML namespace from title, creator etc. by no means
> implies that we need to put our CQL index in a different context set
> from the old ones.
Right, the namespace issue comes into play when we talk about the dc schema,
it's completely irrelevant to discussion of indexes (which DC doesn't