Access For All metadata in OER Commons

Michelle D'Souza michelled33 at
Tue Apr 3 17:20:38 UTC 2012

Hi Anastasia,

Thanks for putting this together. 

I think it makes sense to use the 'meta' element to add our metadata. The thing I don't like about the strategy is the requirement of adding a wrapping element for image tags. I always prefer to decorate the existing markup rather than modify it. That being said, I think we should go the route because it feels like it communicates the information we are trying to add more clearly. 


On 2012-04-03, at 9:34 AM, Cheetham, Anastasia wrote:

> In considering how we're going to add Access For All metadata to OERs authored using the OER Commons authoring tool, I've taken a look at microformats and microdata. I've drafted wiki pages describing how these two options might be used:
> microdata:
> microformats:
> The microformat option looks tidier and simpler on the surface (it's strictly classnames added to HTML elements, whereas the approach requires additional markup), but on closer examination I think the approach provides a better solution (notes on the wiki pages should help elaborate on why). I look forward to hearing other thoughts.
> These are just drafts, and I would really love it if we could pick this apart and revise and refine.
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