[microformats-discuss] Video Pop-up Link Maker

Stephen Downes stephen at downes.ca
Wed Oct 12 11:55:18 PDT 2005

Lisa Rein wrote:

>(Personally, "creator" has
>always made me chuckle -- like it sounded like it was coming from the
>Ohmighty, er something :-)
Close enough, as creator can just as easily designate a company as an 
individual, at least in DC.  dc:creator="Microsoft" and DC:creator="Fred 
Smith" are equally valid (though author="Microsoft" would look funny).

I've never really liked that myself, preferring author="Unattributed" 
publisher="Microsoft" and mapping to dc:creator=author and 
dc:publisher=publisher. But that runs counter to common usage (and 
forces companies to be clear about the fact that they're subsuming 
individual identity under corporate identity).

I like the idea of <a href=[URL of video] title=[title of video] 
 rel="enclosure"> except that, because there's so much more metadata 
that could be associated with a video (size, runtime, director, stars, 
other credits, etc) that we should be explicit about supporting an 
(optional?) link pointing to more detailed information and/or metadata.

-- Stephen

Stephen Downes  ~  Research Officer  ~  National Research Council Canada
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