[uf-new] item property (was: hAudio: audio-title/album-title vs. recording/album)

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Sun Oct 14 11:56:46 PDT 2007

Julian and Justin

On Sun, 2007-10-14 at 19:45 +0100, Julian Stahnke wrote:
> >> A container for another hAudio item. Used in conjunction with
> >> album-title.
> >>
> >>  [snip]
> >>       * hAudio MAY have one or more tracks, but MUST have album-title
> >>         defined. If album-title is not defined, track cannot be  
> >> defined.
> >
> > Sorry to be jumping in late here, but I'm afraid this poses a  
> > problem with self-titled albums, of which there are many in  
> > existence.  Unless the implementer is forced to input "S/T" or  
> > "self-titled" as album-name, which is still incorrect because  
> > that's not what the creator has named the album, the model fails.
> I don’t think you can make album-title mandatory. Unless you can tell  
> me what album Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech is on ;)

I agree album-title SHOULD not be mandatory

> There are far too many mentions of tracks which include only artist  
> name and track name to require album-title, in my opinion. Take a  
> look at music blogs, for example.
> You should definitely not need to mention an album as it may be  
> inconvenient, the track may not have an album yet or is not a music  
> track but a speech or something hence not having an album at all.


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