[ogg-dev] Feedback on XML metadata namespace

Daniel Aleksandersen aleksandersen+xiphlists at runbox.com
Sat Sep 8 08:08:34 PDT 2007

On Saturday 08. September 2007 16:12:08 Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves wrote:
> Thanks a lot for taking an interest and trying to work with metadata
> in Ogg. There have been efforts before, but they have seemly gone
> nowhere. I've heard there's a need for a serious metadata framework
> in Ogg, albeit me personally would find no use for it. Then again,
> the Web's moving to a Semantic level, or so they say, hence this will
> be needed soon or our present efforts will be redundant.

I feel that these ‘Vorbis comments’ are not sufficient. There is not even a 
standard for their field names. This XML based format is just meant to push 
for development of ANY metadata format.

> Just one minor nitpick: stop writing Ogg as "OGG".  Ogg is not an
> acronym.

It is not? Hm.... I never given it a though. I see ‘OGG’ everywhere. Look in 
Wikipedia, for instance. Though the article there uses both forms.

> On 9/8/07, Ian Malone <ibmalone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <video encoding="application/theora+ogg" />
> If this is a media type, as I expect, it should be video/ogg. Without
> any "+".

I do not know what MIMEs is being used in Ogg. As I have understood it, 
there is only application/ogg.

Anyone that have seen my suggested format will have noticed that I have no 
idea how to address the various formats. I have assumed it should be 
possible by using MIMEs and URIs. Please advise.
Daniel Aleksandersen

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