[sc34wg3] Questions on N0396: (13) what is the [type] of a
Tue, 22 Apr 2003 20:38:44 +0200
At 20:23 22.04.2003 +0200, Jan Algermissen wrote:
>what is the meaning of the [type] property on the
>name item? Can you give me some examples of name types?
It specifies the class to which the name belongs, just as
[type] properties on occurrence, association and association
role items do.
It was introduced at the Baltimore meeting in order to solve
the issue of the topic-naming-constraint. As such it is an
extension to XTM (note that <baseName> elements can now have
<instanceOf> subelements*), but one that was deemed to be
necessary in order to fix the TNC bug.
for more details.
An example might be
The topic with the ID "iso3166-code" represents a class of names.
If that topic is an instance of the class
topics with names of that type will be subject to name-based merging.
Note that "unique-characteristic" is similar in some ways to the RM's
*) See http://www.isotopicmaps.org/sam/sam-xtm/#sect-dtd
Steve Pepper, Ontopian
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