[sc34wg3] Question on TNC / Montreal minutes

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
05 Sep 2002 09:57:37 +0200

* Jan Algermissen
| Oh yes, sure. I have been thinking of making a statement about the
| particluar assertion ("this assertion does not cause a TNC based
| merge') but you are of course right that introducing another
| assertion type is the way to go. There would then be something like
| ..#ap-topic-basename and ...#ap-topic-name .

I think this was what SRN & MB were thinking, but I might be wrong.
Personally I certainly agree with you.
| But shouldn't the merge attribute then be on <baseName> rather than
| <baseNameString>, to reflect the idea that it is a property of the
| assertion rather than of the basename.

Well, there are two assertions in the Reference Model, are there not?
One topic-to-topic-name, and one topic-name-to-base-name-string. The
attribute does not affect the topic name as such, only the base name
string and whether that is a label or an identifier.

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