[oslc-core] rich text fields

Scott Bosworth bosworth at us.ibm.com
Thu Apr 8 09:16:52 EDT 2010


At the risk of unsettling the consensus here, I still have to wonder why we
are suggesting that dc:title be rich text rather than just plain text ?
(rich text for dc:description makes total sense to me). To Jim C's point on
the workgroup call yesterday, if we consider how tools will want to use
this data, the typical use cases probably include showing the titles of
resources in lists, tables, drop-downs, etc. Titles in this context would
seem to have arbitrary fonts, colors, emphasis, etc or the burden would be
put on the client to strip out the markup. Since this is likely one of the
most commonly used properties in our integration scenarios, if we want it
to be rich text, it would be useful to confirm that's the desire of the
domain workgroups and the most common thing for tools to share the data in
this form, otherwise, I would recommend we just make things as simple as
possible for clients and call the oslc dc:title property plain text. Sorry
to nitpick...Scott


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  |Dave <snoopdave at gmail.com>                                                                                                                        |
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Got it. Thanks Arthur. - Dave


On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Arthur Ryman <ryman at ca.ibm.com> wrote:
> Dave,
>
> We also discussed limiting the content of dc:title and dc:description as
> follows:
>
> 1. The value of the dc:title property should be a single line of text, so
> it should be restricted to be valid content of a <span> element.
> 2. The value of the dc:description property may be multiple lines of
text,
> so it should be restricted to be valid content of a <div> element.

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