Thursday, January 24, 2008

Completeness of Metadata This is just kind of interesting, nothing great... BUT the issue of how you do handle large amounts of metadata does ring true. The author states that perhaps you must limit your metadata and not try to get a complete picture. Of course you do! You must limit it to the context in which it is relevant! This is why I think the hierarchal views found in directories are great, they can give you direct context of data, natively (i.e. look at the DN of a user object) - if you build these trees correctly you have some great information to leverage. Let's take it one step further, look at a virtual directory - where you can change the labels and tags as you want, giving the DN a more explicit meaning.If your confused, don't feel bad, I've confused many on this topic - but if you can get your head around it, it will pay off!!

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