3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2008 4:05 PM by (xbytor)

    [CS3 JS] How To Access Custom Metadata?

      I have InCopy documents that contain custom XMP metadata in two namespaces, Dublin Core and PRISM, e.g.:<br /><br />    ...<br />    <rdf:Description<br />      rdf:about=""><br />      <dc:format<br />        xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">application/x-incopy</dc:format><br />      <dc:title>Chickens and You</dc:title><br />    </rdf:Description><br />    <rdf:Description<br />      rdf:about=""><br />      <prism:publicationName<br />        xmlns:prism="http://prismstandard.org/namespaces/basic/1.2/"<br />        >Poultry Daily</prism:publicationName><br />    </rdf:Description><br />    ...<br /><br />In my JavaScript, I can access the Dublin core values but cannot access the PRISM values and I'm not sure why not.<br /><br />For example, I have this:<br /><br />doc = app.activeDocument;<br />metadata = doc.metadataPreferences;<br /><br />namespaces["dc"] = "http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/";<br />namespaces["prism"] = "http://prismstandard.org/namespaces/basic/1.2/";<br /><br />$.writeln("dc:title=" + <br />     metadata.getProperty(namespaces["dc"], <br />          "title/*[1]"))<br />// Returns expected result "Chickens and You"<br /><br />$.writeln("prism:publicationName=" + <br />     metadata.getProperty(namespaces["prism"], <br />          "publicationName/*[1]"))<br />// Returns unexpected empty result, should be "Poultry Daily".<br /><br />If I do metadata.save() I see the PRISM metadata in the saved result:<br /><br />     <rdf:Description rdf:about=""<br />            xmlns:prism="http://prismstandard.org/namespaces/basic/1.2/"><br />         <prism:publicationName>Poultry Daily</prism:publicationName><br />     </rdf:Description><br /><br />So I'm sort of at a loss but I suspect that I don't really understand what the path value should be--I haven't been able to find any clear documentation on what the path is addressing or how its actually interpreted.<br /><br />What am I missing or doing wrong?<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Eliot