[uf-new] hAudio - audio-album and audio-podcast

Manu Sporny msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Tue Jun 5 17:46:52 PDT 2007

Scott Reynen wrote:
> On Jun 5, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Colin Barrett wrote:
>> A classical recording is a good example -- unlike popular music, the
>> tracks on the album are often merely segments of a larger whole, f.e.
>> "Beethoven's Fifth" is comprised of four movements. All of the same
>> information that can be applied to a "track" can be applied to an
>> "album" or "playlist". They're really just divisions of a larger
>> whole. The only information I could see an album of playlist needing
>> that a track wouldn't would be: # of tracks and # of discs.
> If that's the case, what do we gain from using separate terms for
> "album" and "track"?  Either it's useful to distinguish between the two
> with labels, or it's not.

"album", "summary", and "track", when combined with "haudio", are more
semantically accurate when describing audio albums. They add semantic
specificity to "haudio" which is needed to differentiate haudio that
describes an album, and an haudio that describes a track.

I believe that Colin (and I) are arguing against complicating halbum any
more than necessary:


Why should we do the above, when something much simpler would solve the


-- manu

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