Subject: Re: A common VFS and a Common conf-system (Was: namespacing)

Timo Stuelten t.stuelten at
Tue Mar 1 14:38:05 EET 2005


> Sean Middleditch <elanthis at> wrote:
> Target profile for Desktop VFS 1.0:
> * Read whole documents including meta-data
> * Read just document meta-data
> ...
> Also note that I didn't define the data items in the vfs_metadata_t
> type, although doing so is very important.  I'll get to those later.

What type of metadata do you have in mind? Some sort of key-value-pairs 
(like xfs-xattrs or ogg), with or without special named keys and strings 
or somehow typed values? 
So some sort of "Give me the name, type, .time and some other 
cheap to get data of 'some:uri'" or some "metadata-resolver-mechanism 
which can be used to get automatic playlists for spoken-word-audiofiles 
heard in the last 3 weeks"?

(All desktops would benefit from some sort of reasoner support and query 
mechanism on metadata (this RDF/OWL/Weltformel thingy) -- but I think this 
type of (support for) metadata is not what is meant by this lib, is 
it? :)


Timo Stuelten
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