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The extent or scope of the content of the resource. Coverage will
typically include spatial location (a place name or geographic
co-ordinates), temporal perion (a period label, date, or date range) or
jurisdiction (such as a named administrative entity). Recommended best
practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary (for example,
the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names,
http://shiva.pub.getty.edu/tgn_browser/]) and that, where appropriate,
named places or time periods be used in preference to numeric identifiers
such as sets of co-ordinates or date ranges.
I'm now just as clueless as I was before. The first sentence includes the
word 'extent' but the rest of the description ignores it.
I was going to suggest 'completeness' but we have an AA attribute called
> > related: Can go. It is effectively a more refined F&N, but F&N
> > notably can't point you to a website.
> Nor it should! That's what the web's for :-)
I'm convinced. Related seems semantically almost as much of a can of
worms as components is technically. I'm okay with dumping it?
> In summary: I think your proposal is fine with the three possible
> caveats: 1, does our <coverage> mean the same as DC's? (if not, we
> need a new name); 2, I think we should probably drop <related> to
> avoid confusing people into wedging whole F&N databases in there; and
> 3, I think <components> is too much complexity for too little gain.
1: I still don't know :)
3: I'd like to hear from people who might use this apart from myself, but
I'm not wedded to it as I can't come up with a convincing-to-Mike
argument in its favour :)
> Thanks for sticking with this, Rob. It's all going to be perfect, you
We have a _very_ strong business case for getting this done, done right
and done relatively quickly, so no thanks are needed whatsoever :)
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