Shared File Metadata Specification Madness
From the Shared File Metadata Specification on freedesktop.org:
The only requirement for metadata names is that they are unique and do not overload or cause confusion with each other. To make this possible, all metadata is namespaced by an appropriate class based on the type of the file or the application name (if the metadata is application specific).
What isn't confusing about having all of the following metadata types:
stroke of genius flaw is File.Accessed (and so on):
access date in format "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss". What timezone is this
in? EXIF made this mistake, and it hurts.
Why this specification didn't soak up the years of work done by people on RDF, Dublin Core, EXIF-in-RDF and so on, I don't know.
NP: Sounds From The Verve Hifi, Thievery Corporation