[Playlist] relevant standards
lgonze at panix.com
Tue Mar 9 00:04:04 UTC 2004
3. It ignores the previous work on defining metadata standards. A good
specification should do its best to reinvent the least amount of
things. Dublin core and MusicBrainz Metadata should be used because
these 'standards' have already done a lot of work defining the basics
we're talking about here. KISS includes not reinventing the wheel.
--> One of the major goals here is to make it extremely easy for
to work with this format. The Dublin core is much more complex than
and frankly poses a significant barrier to entry for developers wanting
work with the format. Also, I'm not sure how many other apps actually
any of these "standards", but I haven't seen any. Apple iTunes chose to
their own format, which is one sign that standards really haven't come
the mainstream yet.
4. It does not use international standards for specifiying simple
things like dates and times. (ISO 8601
--> The datetime formats are from the W3C XSD:DateTime specification.
Perhaps I typed them wrong?
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