[sc34wg3] Question on TNC / Montreal minutes

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
05 Sep 2002 16:55:47 +0200

* Nikita Ogievetsky
| ... skipped the national bodies part :-)

Fair enough. :)
* Nikita Ogievetsky
| I do not see it really that way.
| In fact, in my example there should have been <baseNameString> in
| place of <labelString>.

That's your opinion, but knowing *why* that is your opinion might be

| RM people should correct me if I am wrong, but according to my
| understanding inherited from Steve N, these two pairs are similar in
| relation to the data they point to:
| resourceRef / subjectIndicatorRef
| resourceData / baseNameString

I think everyone would agree with that, whether they are RM-heads or
| I just did not like <baseNameString> as the child element of <label>:
| its name is too long and unnecessary constrains semantics
| I like <labelString> or just <string> better.

Actually, I don't see why it couldn't just have been <resourceData>,
but as I said I feel <baseName> is misnamed in any case.
* Lars Marius Garshol
| <instanceOf> on base names has now been made a separate issue from the
| TNC, but it still needs to be settled.
* Nikita Ogievetsky
| That is true. I just had thrown them together.


BTW, I added this as a formal issue in the SAM document now, with the
ID 'names-with-types'. It will appear in the online topic map when I
publish the next version of the topic map. If anyone knows of
resources relevant to the issue, please let me know, and I'll add them
to the topic map.

| By the way it is worth mentioning that one of the variants
| considered in Montreal was to specify TNC-ness using baseName
| typing.

It was. I spoke for that at the meeting, but various people argued
that the two were orthogonal. I didn't contradict them then, but am
not 100% convinced that they are right.

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