[uf-new] collection-design-pattern proposal

Manu Sporny msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Tue Apr 24 07:08:41 PDT 2007

Mary Hodder wrote:
> It's fine to classify audio, photos and video, but the reality is,
> nesting and groupings and quotes and variants (a video in english,
> and slighly different url of the same video with spanish subtitles,
> another slightly different url of a shorter version of the video
> with in and out points that show a specific scene or act)...
> We need simple name spaces for audio, video and photos.. because they
> are intertwined heavily.  I rarely see any one publish audio without
> at least a photo or image that represents what's in the audio, or
> album cover art.

I definitely agree with all of Mary's statements... this is exactly the
problem that we're attempting to solve with audio, video and photos.
We're finding that grouping is fundamental to the way that these objects
are described and their relationships understood.

Scott Reynen wrote:
> Again, I'd encourage you to make a page in the wiki with real-world
> collection-examples of all of those together, if only to save yourself
> the trouble of explaining the scope of the problem you're trying to
> solve via email again and again.

Good point, Scott. The grouping-examles page has been created, the
problem statement and first 52 examples have been posted:


-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO, Digital Bazaar, Inc.

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