Dublin Core

Dublin Core too contains some definitions about persons. This page will not be about the full Dublin Core element set, but only about the elements about persons:

These definitions are for a very similar purpose as the XFN definitions: They are about relations. XFN is about relatins between persons, where Dublin Core is about relations between a resource and a person. Both are usable in exactly the same way!

First the machine readable version. This is put into the head secton of the html file (also see: Dubln Core):

meta name="DC.creator" content="Siegfried Gipp"

The contents is exactly the same as with the not really standardized author attribute:

meta name="author" content="Siegfried Gipp"

The information here is limited to just stating the name. If instead a link to a web page about that author is intendet, then this is possible with Dublin Core, too. The syntax is slightly different:

link rel="DC.creator" href="http://www.rorkvell.de/impressum"

This notation is of course uable with a elements, too. So for example you might put this text on some of your page:

This page was done by a href="http://www.rorkvell.de/impressum" rel="DC.creator"me/a.

This notation is somewhat more specific than the notation according XFN:

This page was done by a href="http://www.rorkvell.de/impressum" rel="me"me/a.