[sc34wg3] Questions on N0396: (3) association role items

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
18 Apr 2003 17:04:30 +0200

* Jan Algermissen
| 3.9 Association role items
| The [type] and [role playing topic] properties are both not
| optional. Can you clarify why?

This was issue assoc-role-player-type, which you can find documented

<URL: http://www.ontopia.net/omnigator/models/topic_complete.jsp?tm=3Dtm-st=
andards.xtm&id=3Dassoc-role-player-type >

The Montr=E9al minutes give the rationale.

Note that you can often use the tm-standards.xtm topic map to find
information about cases such as these. There are often associations
from the properties to the issues relevant to them.
Anyway, just ask if the minutes don't answer your question.

| "Association role items represent association roles, and may have
| the following properties:"
| Everywhere else N0396 says "..and have the following properties". Is
| the 'may' significant here?

No, it's just an editorial mistake. Thanks for catching it.

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