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[REBOL] Re: informal /View desktop survey

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 9-Sep-2002 0:05

Hi Kemp, << Out. co. is building metadata servers precisely for information-finding. We are supporting standards such as Dublin Core, Microsoft Properties, Adobe XAP/XMP, and many more, including Semantic Web triples. I'd be quite willing (and eager) to add a Rebol-specific metadata format to the product if any of you would like to work together to define a 'standard' for Rebol metadata. This could eventually be exposed to both Web and Rebol through standard search engines, and RSS, Z39.50, etc. >> That sounds great to me! You've gotten some informal responses already but I think this would be a great opportunity for us (the REBOL community) to come up with something that can be used not only in the context of the View desktop, but for much much more. Sadly, my free time is in short supply lately and I know very little about the meta-data initiatives you mentioned (looked at Dublin Core stuff briefly a while back). I hate to ask more of you when I can't offer much myself, but it seems like you would be a great champion for this project. If you could provide a few important links, and maybe a very quick review of what you see as the pros and cons for each of the standards you're supporting already, I think the folks here could come up with some really good input for you. Your expertise would be valuable in separating the wheat from the chaff and finalizing the spec. So, without asking you for any kind of commitment, I think this could be a very worthwhile project and I hope something comes of it! --Gregg