[sc34wg3] Topic Maps land and SAM land

Sam Hunting sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Sun, 9 Feb 2003 17:43:02 -0500 (EST)

> Well, would it be any easier for them to use the RM than to use SAM?

<cliche>Do you walk to work, or carry your lunch?</cliche>

Meaning, the question contains a misconceived opposition. It is not
either/or. It is both/and.

Please read (and comment upon, if you have time (see
http://www.isotopicmaps.org/tmmm/procedure.html)) section 5.1
(parid0271) which starts: "This RM4TM [ie, the "RM"] constrains the
definitions of "Topic Maps Applications (TM Applications), establishing
the criteria that such defintions must meet...."

You will see, again, that is is not a question of either/or. It is

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