Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Ways to improve metadata

​ ​​​​The metadata our current blog entries publish with is extremely limited. If we are trying to drive the web towards the Semantic Web, we need to get better about adopting and publishing standard metadata, like the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

I work on the Sun System Handbook, and if you look at any of the Full Component List or Service View and Component page sources, you can see what I'm talking about. Here's an example:


<head profile="">
<title>Sun Fire V880 - Full Components List</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" />
<link href="" rel="schema.DC" />
<link href="" rel="schema.DCTERMS" />
<meta content="en-US" name="DC.language" />
<meta content="Full Components List" name="DC.type" />
<meta content="Sun Microsystems, Inc." name="DC.publisher" />

<meta content="Sun Parts Repository (SPRuce)" name="DC.creator" />
<meta content="text/html" scheme="DCTERMS.IMT" name="DC.format" />
<meta content="US" name="DC.coverage" />
<meta content="©2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved." name="DC.rights" />
<meta name="DC.title" content="Sun Fire V880" />

Depending on how easy it is to modify the Roller software, we should be able to at least put some of the category/keyword, title and other information to help with more accurate search results (if not now, certainly in the future).

See also:

No comments: