extended attribute standardization

Claes at work claesatwork at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 03:19:26 EET 2006

On 11/18/06, Michael Burschik <Michael.Burschik at gmx.de> wrote:
> >
> What about saving Dublin core metadata as extended attributes?

I think there is some value in doing so, but metadata of that kind
(closely related to the file wherever it goes) is probably best
encoded in the file itself, if its fileformat supports it.

For example OpenDocument supports Dublin core, and applications
writing OpenDocument could set Dublin core attributes as xattrs on the
file when saving as a service for indexers etc, but since they are
already persisted in the file, it would be somewhat redundant.

Should we suggest that Dublin core attributes are stored as xattrs in
a "dc" namespace, if they are available?


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