XAAL Documentation - Metadata

Metadata

Metadata is important to have when searching for appropriate animations from a large collection. Learning Objects Metadata provides a way to describe the animation in great detail, but is quite cumbersome to use. For this reason, we have chosen not to use the LOM in XAAL, but a subset of the information described in LOM.

The information that can be added in XAAL animations includes information about the author(s), application, and animation content. Listing below gives an example.

<metadata>
  <author>
    <firstname>Ville</firstname>
    <lastname>Karavirta</lastname>
  </author>
    
  <application>
    <name>MatrixPro</name>
    <version>1.0</version>
    <homepage>http://www.cs.hut.fi/Research/MatrixPro/</homepage>
  </application>
    
  <animation-info>
    <desc xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">description of the 
    animation that can include <xhtml:b>xhtml</xhtml:b></desc>
    <keyword>animation</keyword>
    <keyword>xaal</keyword>
  </animation-info>
</metadata>