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ADL 1.5 annotation formalisms

Description

Some users want to be able annotate any node with a bit of formatted text (HTML, RTF, whatever). In the current ADL 1.5 specification, an annotation is just a name/value pair, so there would be nowhere to store the mime type of an annotation's value.

To allow the mime type to be specified, an annotation could become more like a DV_PARSEABLE. So, instead of this:

["design note"] = <"this is a design note on intelerance">

It would become this:

["design note"] = <
    formalism = <"text/html">
   value = <"this is a design note on intelerance">
>

As with DV_PARSABLE, the formalism wouldn't be restricted to mime types:

formalism : String 1 – name of the formalism, e.g. "GLIF 1.0", "proforma" etc.

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Status

Assignee

Thomas Beale

Reporter

Peter Gummer

Components

Affects versions

AM version 2.0.6

Priority

Minor