[Playlist] spec comments
bjorn at simuze.nl
Mon Jun 27 21:58:29 UTC 2005
I've been working intensly with the spec and I found two things I was
 I'd noticed that it doesn't say anything about the amount of times a
meta or link element may be/is allowed within the track element. It does
state this for the playlist element.
My guess is that what goes for the playlist element goes also for the
track element. If so, can somebody add this to the spec so there is no
room for misinterpretation. If not, feel free to enlighten me ;)
playlist element 'link' description
track element 'link' description
 Another thing which is been bugging me for quite a while is the fact
that we have a license node within the playlist element, but not for
individual track elements. I've been asking what to do about and got the
answer from Lucas to use the meta element. I'm doing it right now and
somehow this doesn't feel right.
I have the feeling that it is a lot more natural for a playlist to have
licenses per track due to the fact that usually not everything which is
part of the playlist belongs to you (i.e. you are not always the
rightsholder) and therefore you cannot give the playlist a license
because this can conflict on a per-track basis. A license for a playlist
is however usefull if you share your playlist with other people and ALL
the tracks belong to you (i.e. you have the rights). My proposal is to
add the license node to the track element.
I hope I'm not tearing open old wounds, but can somebody explain to me
the thoughts behind not having a license element on a track element, but
only on the playlist element?
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