This is an excerpt from the draft NewsML guidelines; the final version
could be slightly modified:
The optional and repeatable Genre element indicates the style of
expression used in the constituents of a NewsComponent. The Genre
element is empty; the proper genre is represented via the FormalName and
associated vocabulary attributes.
The IPTC maintains a set of Genre values (e.g. Current, Analysis,
Feature, Obituary, Profile, Interview etc.), along with their
descriptions, in the topicset.iptc-genre.xml topicset. The values of
this metadata should cover any media handled as data content, be it
text, photo, audio or video.
Dublin Core: Genre has the same semantics as the Dublin Core type
property; The nature or genre of the content of the resource.
Default value: if no Genre is included, the default value is Current.
Newspaper, News Agency ... are information about a source or target of
If it is about the source, the AdministrativeMetadata/Source fits, even
if it should contain more precise information (e.g. the name of a
The optional and repeatable Source element identifies the source (an
individual and/or company or organization) who provided source material
for the constituents of a NewsComponent. The optional NewsItem attribute
must be present in the case of a syndicated NewsItem. It provides the
URN of the NewsItem that is being syndicated (the source NewsItem).
Note that a sequence of Source elements can be used to indicate the
sequence of syndicators through which a NewsComponent has passed. The
first Source party appearing in the collection was the first syndicator
in the chain. Again, a Comment can provide any additional relevant
Laurent Le Meur
NewsML support WP chairman
De : Wong Kam Lai [mailto:klwong@...
Envoyé : lundi 1 décembre 2003 09:58
À : email@example.com
Objet : [newsml] Question about the 'Genre' tag
I would like to know how to use the tag <Genre> under the
<DescriptiveMetadata>? Is it suitable to store the information about the
type of the source e.g. Preiodical, Newspaper, Magazine, News Agency,
Site, Broadcast etc? If not, where is the suitable place to put this
information in NewsML? Thanks in advance.
The Chinese NewsML Community
Center for Innovation and Technology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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