On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 06:02:46PM +0100, Traugott Koch wrote:
> I did my best to include the decisions and discussion at the meeting in
> Florence into the newest version of the guidelines.
> Please have a look at:
> Comments and corrections most welcome.
Thank you for the revised Guidelines. I have already
commented about the issue of recording and maintaining
information about a provider-maintained URI that identifies
the provider's own vocabulary. In addition:
-- There has been discussion about "rules" for the case of
the acronym/token, and I agree with Andy's convention to
name classes with an upper-case first letter. At any rate,
this is the convention we have consistently followed within
DCMI, and since the point here is to create new names for
the DCMI namespace, I think it is worth adding a sentence
to the Guidelines clarifying this point.
-- If we now have Encoding Schemes, of which there are the
sub-types Vocabulary Encoding Schemes and Syntax Encoding
Schemes, then the document should perhaps be called
"Guidelines for registration of Vocabulary Encoding Schemes"
or simply "Guidelines for registration of Encoding Schemes".
I would suggest calling it the former until we broaden the
scope of the fast-track registration system.
-- In 1.1, the formulation "DCMI does not approve vocabulary
schemes" is ambiguous. I think we mean to say: "DCMI does
not recommend vocabulary encoding schemes" (which is not
quite correct if the DCMI Type Vocabulary is recommended).
Or do we mean: "Aside from the DCMI Type Vocabulary, DCMI
does not maintain controlled vocabularies"?
-- In the 2.3 table, instead of "Associated element(s) or
element qualifier(s)": "Element or Element Refinement
-- Section 2 does not say which fields will be served up to
users of the DCMI registry (or otherwise passed on into
publically accessible DCMI documentation or schemas)
and which are purely for administrative purposes. It is
important that we specify this _somewhere_ in the Encoding
Scheme registration form specifications, the process
document, or in these guidelines.
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