[sc34wg3] Some general comments on the RM (branching from the thread Re: [s c34wg3] The Norwegian National Body position on ISO 13250)

Patrick Durusau sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 17:05:23 -0400


Just a brief reply on your comment on the definitions in the glossary, 
such as:

Mason, James David (MXM) wrote:


>Definitions like 2.10, that simply expand an
>initialism or acronym, belong somewhere else, either in a list of
>initialisms or simply folded back into the primary topics.
I may be partially responsible for the expansion of acronyms practice, 
which I used in my first draft of the glossary.

I was following the style of ISO 8879, which has entries like:

4.146 GI: Generic identifier (which is preceded by the definition for 
generic identifier)


4.229: PCDATA: Parsed character data (which is preceded by a definition 
for parsed character data)

I have no strong feeling about it one way or the other but is there a 
consensus on either of the options Jim suggests?

Hope everyone is having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature
Co-Editor, ISO Reference Model for Topic Maps