[sc34wg3] Conformance

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
28 Apr 2003 13:34:21 +0200

* Kal Ahmed
| I agree with Lars Marius. [...]

Thanks for saying this explicitly. 
| Round-tripping the XML interchange syntax of the topic map is not
| really a test of conformance. 

Well, it's a requirement for it, and I hesitate to require support for
CXTM in order to conform. In fact, if you can roundtrip through
someone's tool you can use an XTM2CXTM converter that is known to be
conforming to test that tool, even if it does not support CXTM.

| XTM->processing->CXTM should be the way to validate a topic map
| processor.


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