[Xesam] Metadata API draft

Jamie McCracken jamie.mccrack at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 7 07:00:55 PDT 2008

Hi Urho,

we need it because tracker needs to know service src/content and URI  at
creation time

creating objects on the fly is not possible in tracker without above


On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 12:27 +0300, Urho Konttori wrote:
> ext Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > A few of us made a more or less complete draft of a Xesam Metadata
> > API. I just brushed it up a bit. You can now find it here:
> > http://xesam.org/main/XesamMetadataAPI
> >
> > Please comment.
> >
> >   
> I'm really interested in why do we need to have the explicit create 
> method? Shouldn't all objects/nodes anyway have some property to have 
> the reason why they were/are created? If so, shouldn't we just use the 
> set method and explicitly mention that if setting properties for an 
> object that doesn't exist, the object will be created automatically? 
> Engines will anyway need to lookup the objects from the database, so 
> they might just as well trigger the creation of the object while they 
> are at it.
> Also, should we consider allowing xml based graph injection?
> Anyway, looking good already.
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