Xesam meta-meta-data spec needs attention.
fabrice.colin at gmail.com
Sat May 12 04:09:11 PDT 2007
On 5/12/07, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/5/12, Fabrice Colin <fabrice.colin at gmail.com>:
> > I am not sure I understand the benefit of defining these in some sort
> > of user-editable configuration, instead of in a spec.
> > If the user defines a new field, it won't have any effect as the engine has
> > no way to automagically know how that new field maps to the underlying
> > file format. The corresponding metadata extractor will have to be updated
> > to support the new field and make sure it is retrieved from files.
> It was not the idea that an ordinary user should install field definitions.
> Applications with special needs could do so, but most wouldn't need to. Do I
> understand correctly in that you don't see the need to have the ontology
> defined in a machine readable way? Just specced out in some document? While
> this could be done, the machine readable ontology does have quite a few
> benefits. Fx:
> * You could update the ontology without updating any applications or search
> engine code
> * 3rd parties could extend the ontology by installing their own ones
Yes, you could update or extend the ontology, but the new fields won't be
automatically populated until the engine is told how to get those from the
Does this make sense ?
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