So hey, I'm nobody wanted to see this thread revived, but I'm hoping you info uri folks can clear something up for me.
So I'm trying to gather together a vocabulary of identifiers to unambiguously describe the format of the data you would be getting in a Jangle feed or an UnAPI response (or any other variation on this theme). "I have a MODS document and I want *you* to have it too!". Jakob Voss made the (reasonable) suggestion that rather than create yet another identifier or registry to describe these formats, instead it would make sense to use the work that the SRU: http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/resources/schemas.html or OpenURL: http://alcme.oclc.org/openurl/servlet/OAIHandler?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&set=Core:Metadata+Formats communities have already done. Which makes a lot of sense. It would be nice to use the same identifier in Jangle, SRU and OpenURL to say that this is a MARCXML or ONIX record. Except that OpenURL and SRU /already use different info URIs to describe the same things/. info:srw/schema/1/marcxml-v1.1 info:ofi/fmt:xml:xsd:MARC21 or info:srw/schema/1/onix-v2.0 info:ofi/fmt:xml:xsd:onix What is the rationale for this? How do we keep up? Are they reusable? Which one should be used? Doesn't this pretty horribly undermine the purpose of using info URIs in the first place? Is anybody else interested in working on a way to unambiguously say "here is a Dublin Core resource as XML, but it is not OAI DC" or "this is text/x-vcard, it conforms to vCard 3.0" in a way that we can reuse among all of our various ways of sharing data? Thanks, -Ross.