Re: [greenstone-users] Importing CDS/ISIS - metadata non ascii bugs

From Michael Dewsnip
DateFri, 03 Mar 2006 16:37:14 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Importing CDS/ISIS - metadata non ascii bugs
In-Reply-To (44060E5E-8090207-inwind-it)
Hi Ruben,

Right. I guess we chose to use "." as the namespace separator because we
had already used ":" for indexes. Also, we handle more metadata sets
than just Dublin Core, and would never be able to keep them all happy!

Regards,

Michael

>>
>> Yes, the ":" character is special and should not be included in metadata
>> names. Where did the ":" character come from? If Greenstone/GLI is
>> adding it (or not removing it) then this is a bug, and we'd like to
>> fix it.
>>
>
> the ":" character is meant to be a standard in metadata Dublin Core
> OAI harvesting.
>
> I'm not an expert at all but my librarian says so... example:
>
>
>
> <about>
> <rights xmlns="http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/rights/"
> xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
> xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/rights/
> http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/rights.xsd">
> <rightsDefinition>
> <oai_dc:dc
> xmlns:oai_dc="http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc/"
> xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
> xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
> xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc/
>
> http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc.xsd">
> <dc:title>GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2</dc:title>
> <dc:date>2002-11</dc:date>
> <dc:creator>Free Software Foundation, Inc.</dc:creator>
> <dc:description>Copyright (c) 2005 Fred Bloggs.
> Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
> document
> under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,
> Version 1.2
> or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation;
> with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no
> Back-Cover
> Texts.</dc:description>
>
> <dc:identifier>http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.txt</dc:identifier>
> </oai_dc:dc>
> </rightsDefinition>
> </rights>
> </about>
>
>