On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Ed Summers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Godmar Back <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> COinS are still needed, in particular in situations in which multiple
>> resources are displayed on a page (like, for instance, in the search
>> results pages of most online systems or on pages such as
>> http://citeulike.org, or in a list of references such as in the
>> "references" section of many Wikipedia pages.)
> JSON is perfectly capable of returning a list of things.
True, but that's besides the point.
The metadata needs to be related to some element on the page, such as
the text in a reference. The most natural way to do this (and COinS
allows this) is to place the COinS next to (for instance) the
reference to which it refers.