[Clipart] Metadata

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Mon Jun 21 09:33:29 PDT 2004

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> see the module SVG::Metadata released by Bryce and announced on this 
> list (available in the archives, the discussion is from the last week)
> this module includes a script, svg_validate.
> basically, when Bryce prepares a release he run this script and all 
> files passing it are considered valid and the others just discarded.

By the way, I have made some improvements to svg_validate this weekend
to make it accept a wider range of files.  Specifically, it now accepts
RDF that is inside <metadata> </metadata> tags.  So note that if you run
the released version of svg_validate on files like that, they may not
pass, but I plan to ensure those files will pass this weekend when we do
the OCAL release.

> at this moment, those are the only methods to add metadata:
> - use the svg_annotate script from the same package
> - insert data yourself with copy/paste using your favorite text editor 
> (vi/gedit/notepad/etc.)
> - use your own script
> in a future release, Inkscape will be able to add metadata, but for now 
> this feature is not yet available
> for exactly what metadata is needed, see the Creative Commons website 
> http://creativecommons.org/license/publicdomain-2?lang=en
> or some files already containing metadata (those from the current release)

There are a number of fields that are allowed, but the only ones we
require currently are author, title, and license.  Support will be added
in the future for some of the other fields, including subject,
description, publisher, etc.  I will also be adding better support for
keywords so that we can do categorization, once it's clearer how we
should be doing that.


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