[sc34wg3] SAM-issue term-scope-def

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
29 Jun 2002 17:21:13 +0200

* Marc de Graauw
| So we all agree on that point. Scoping the basename 'economie' with
| {Dutch} does not imply anything about the name in cases where
| {Dutch} does not apply.

I agree. How about phrasing the definition of scope as shown below?

  All topic characteristic assignments have a <term>scope</term>,
  which defines the extent to which the statement represented by the
  assignment is valid. Outside the context represented by the scope
  the statement is not known to be valid. Formally, a scope is               
  composed of a set of subjects that together define the context. That
  is, the topic characteristic is known to be valid only in contexts
  where <emph>all</emph> the subjects in the scope apply.

The changed part of the definition is highlighted above.

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >