handling metadata with multiple values
Alberto.Micol at eso.org
Wed Aug 13 09:32:59 PDT 2003
Patrick Dowler wrote:
> The problem with such an approach is that the dictionary (say the list of
> known instruments) changes all the time, so we would also need a process
> by which new tags are added to the XSD, we'd have many XSD versions, we'd have
> docs requiring various versions of the XSD to be valid. if you though shared
> lib versioning was nasty....
I thought about that (even though not in terms of XSD, I don't like
to mix requirements with possible implementations) but I don't think that we will have
so many new instruments every year ...
Nevertheless I indicated a way out by saying that
"One could imagine the existance of specialised sets of context-dependent UCDs managed
by each individual project"
In that way the HST part of the dictionary would be managed by the HST project
It could be a distributed dictionary, where only a certain number of well defined centres
will be able to add to it (a parallelism with GLU here).
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