[rfc-i] Metadata

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Fri Sep 21 10:46:39 PDT 2012


Greetings again. The -00 draft's discussion of metadata does not reflect the discussion to date. It says:
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   RFC 2223 makes no mention of metadata, i.e. ways to indicate
   particular parts of the text.
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Metadata is not a way to indicate parts of the text. Metadata is information that is derived from, or extracted from, the document. The distinction is fairly important to this discussion in that metadata is currently derived both by hand and by heuristic tools.

Proposal: add a new definition to Section 1.1:
* Metadata: information that is derived from, or extracted from, the document. Metadata can be collected manually, with tools that make guesses based on document structure, or by markings in the document.

If this is accepted, many other uses of the term "metadata" need to be updated throughout the document.

--Paul Hoffman


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