I have revised the record metadata
- This references a new record metadata schema,
called "rmd". We decided during this discussion that "rec" was a
misleading name, so I renamed it. It can be based on rec or rewritten.
We'll discuss this among the Ed. Board.
- This page describes both how to retrieve record
metadata the "conventional" way, and by extension, as we discussed. The
"conventional" discussion is included for completeness.
- Two extensions are defined. One is the simple
extension with no parameter value that assumes the default schema (rmd) and the
second allows a schema name to be supplied. This is a compromise, as
it is clear that there are two postions on this and that the advocates on both
sides are pretty well dug in. In any case there is a justification
supplied for two extension ("Reason for two
extentions") which I think makes a compelling argument.