The Metadata Editor
Metadata is information in the header text of a document or resource file that is not rendered on screen but which helps search engines work more precisely or technologies such as media players to access a resource from the page. There are many kinds of metadata, the most familiar being the keywords that are commonly inserted in a page’s HTML header to indicate the nature of its content. Metadata often includes information on the copyright and source of the content, e.g. with multimedia downloads such as MP3 music files. Most e-business systems involve metadata at some stage. WCAG 1.0 Guidelines (188.8.131.52-3) apply to metadata.
Your document’s existing metadata
If your document already contains metadata, such as title and keywords, the Converter will incorporate this in the converted HTML document. When you open the Metadata Editor, you will be able to view and edit your metadata.
The Converter also provides standard metadata sets that make it convenient to add new metadata to your document:
Default metadata sets
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is an independent organisation that develops simple standards for metadata to facilitate the finding, sharing and management of information. The original core DCMI Metadata Element Set is an established standard, ISO standard 15836. The Metadata Editor provides the Simple Dublin Core metadata element set and selected Qualified DC elements for easy addition to your page. The RiverDocs default Dublin Core lists comprise
- a Simple list consisting of 12 standard Dublin Core elements (
- three of the Qualified DCMI elements:
Note: The term “simple”, when applied to Dublin Core metadata, means metadata that does not make any use of encoding schemes and element refinements and in which each statement only contains a value string, whereas the phrase 'qualified DC' is used to refer to metadata that makes use of all the features of the DCMI abstract model.
Adding new metadata categories
As well as adding or removing Dublin Core categories, you can add your own categories by clicking the Add elements buttons for the appropriate type of metadata.
The Metadata Editor enables you to insert and edit all types of metadata in the converted file during processing. Dublin Core or other metadata categories that are empty, i.e. that have no values, will not be included in your document when you save it.