XAAL Documentation - 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.

    <desc xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">description of the 
    animation that can include <xhtml:b>xhtml</xhtml:b></desc>