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Given your use of a <reporter> element name here, I can see how one can
view the element name as data rather than metadata.
Having said that, consider the following alternate representation:
...more elements here, perhaps address, etc....
In which case "reporter" is data that is described by the metadata
You could also have (I am using a more descriptive element name here
In which "ReporterName" is metadata that describes "John Smith".
So yes, there are multiple ways to think about it - it mostly depends on
how you represent things.
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Gustaf Liljegren wrote:
> I've heard some people say that the markup is by itself metadata, that an
> element's name is metadata, because it describes the element's content:
> <reporter> <-- This is metadata
> John Smith <-- This is data
> Isn't this wrong? Comparing to what I learned from Dublin Core, metadata is
> data too. It's not just the name of a property. I'd say it's the element's
> context that decides whether <reporter> is a data or a metadata element.
> <reporter> <-- This is just the name of a property
> John Smith <-- This may be metadata, depending on the element's context
> Is this the right way to think about metadata in XML?
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