[sc34wg3] Conformance

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
29 Apr 2003 00:18:22 +0200

* Luis J. Martinez
| I didn't mean to put things out of context. 

That's OK. The sentence did not say what it was meant to say, so I
changed it.

| Like you mention above, my point is that I am not clear on what is
| the goal of the SAM. If I don't have it clear what is the goal and
| purpose of the SAM, then I can not effectively interpret the
| document.

Sure. I tried to explain this elsewhere to someone else:

* Lars Marius Garshol
| The SAM is *not* a conceptual model, it's the instrument we use for
| defining the interpretation of the two syntaxes, the relationship
| between them, and we will also use it to define a conformance
| testing tool (CXTM), and finally it will be the foundation of the
| constraint and query languages.

This is what it does, and it's nearly all it does. It also defines the
semantics of topic maps through the model.

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
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