[sc34wg3] Simple Topic Maps (STM): An example of deserialization

Steve Pepper sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 28 Apr 2003 08:42:11 +0200

At 13:56 27.04.2003 -0400, Michel Biezunski wrote:
>"Simple Topic Maps (STM)"
>We have published this document in its incomplete state to allow the
>members of the WG3 working group to see a working example of how the
>TMM brings extensibility and modularity to Topic Maps.  It is designed
>to show how differences between the needs of various users of the
>Topic Map standard can lead to both obvious and non-obvious
>differences with the SAM, as currently proposed in N0396.  It is also
>designed to show that the code bases for STM users can have much in
>common with the code bases for SAM users.

This is interesting. I will try and find the time before London to
study it and understand the differences (if any) between STM and XTM.

Assuming I can find the obvious differences with the SAM, could you
tell me what the non-obvious ones are?

And is this merely an example "TMA" that has been concocted for
demonstration purposes, or is it something that is actually used in
real applications?


Steve Pepper, Ontopian