[GRASS5] adding metadata in GRASS 5.7

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Sep 6 09:18:12 EDT 2004

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 10:54:31AM +0100, Glynn Clements wrote:
> Bernhard Reiter wrote:

> > Thus having a place where free text for annotations
> > could be saved would be an important advantages.
> By using a standardised encapsulation mechanism such as XML, you can
> ensure that specific types of information can be identified, without
> limiting the type of data which can be stored.

> Even the most basic schema would be an improvement over the current
> history file, which consists of 8 specific fields, each consisting of
> a single line of up to 80 characters, plus up to 50 additional
> 80-character lines with no internal structure.

Most important is to have a place where just text (without any other
contstrains can go in). Of course further improvements about the
structure are welcome (and XML might help here).

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