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- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Michael Champion" <email@example.com>,"XML Developers List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic web mega-permathread thing)
- From: "Joshua Allen" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 09:46:41 -0700
- Thread-index: AcROQK1owWHEbdgZQSS/ydVhPzCmewAACVjQ
- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic web mega-permathread thing)
> > Most of your files already have metadata. Right-click on any movie,
> > picture, word processing, or other similar file. Select
> > You will be able to access a boatload of metadata like "author",
> > recorded", "last update".
> That's it, not more than that? Gee I expected more like, for instance,
> unifying the index with the actual file meta-data. Maybe a limited
> keywords associated to the file (off course not all, just in case you
Of course; you get lots of cool features. I thought you were asking how
WinFS actually obtains the metadata.
As far as accessing and using the metadata; you get a number of ways.
It's all stored and indexed in the same place, and the list of
properties, etc. is all available. You can execute queries over the
data using built-in search UI, using a query language from the APIs, or
data binding to the storage in Windows UI. You can grab items and
traverse properties programmatically, etc. So, yes, you can do a lot
with it once it is exposed through WinFS rather than stuck in each file.