parid0406 | 27 Nov 2002 12:23:27
On the other hand, I have no objection to the idea of making the scope facility a separately-borrowable module of the SAM. (In fact, from a design perspective, that's a good idea, but really it all depends on what we want to do. To modularize the SAM may or may not be better for the development of the topic maps market, and we're still in its early days, here. This is a BIG ISSUE that deserves careful thought on everyone's part, with special consideration given to those who have invested in business plans that might be affected one way or the other.)
parid0406 | Sat, 01 Mar 2003 16:30:41
TM Applications can include, as portions of themselves, other TM Applications, by reference, but only in their entirety. The names of borrowed properties, assertion types and role types are not affected by being borrowed; each remains as defined in the definition of its TM Application of origin.
TM Applications can include other TM Applications in their entirety, by reference.
shortened, broken into second rule