[uf-discuss] Citation: next steps?
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Fri Sep 22 07:43:16 PDT 2006
On 9/21/06, Michael McCracken <michael.mccracken at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the ROLE attribute of vcard means something different than
> what you guys were describing with a role.
> You were saying role = "what this person's relationship to the cited work is"
Right. The vCard role specifies a relation between an agent and an organization.
Contribution roles specify a relation between an agent and a cited work.
book --> creator --> Agent --> role ---> Organization
Let's put it this way:
In a relational database, you'd have three tables: resources,
contributions, agents. Role is a column in the second.
But I think for a uF, the easiest thing to do is something like:
<span class="fn vcard">Jane Doe</span>
<span class="fn">Jane Doe</span>
Which is to say the role here is not a characteristic of the contact
agent per se.
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