[sc34wg3] RM Comment: parid2005

Patrick Durusau sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 16:28:57 -0500


REF: parid2005

TXT: This RM4TM provides definition requirements for user-defined Topic 
Map Applications that allow such definitions to serve as contracts 
between topic map creators, users, and system implementers, such that 
when the interchange or amalgamation of topic maps fails due to 
nonconformance to the definition of a Topic Maps Application, the 
nonconforming aspects of the topic maps or system implementations can be 

FIX: The TMMM enables documenation and discovery of the rules used by 
topic maps and topic map models to achieve the Subject Location 
Uniqueness Objective. With that information, it is possible to determine 
where a particular topic map model departs from the requirements to 
achieve the SLUO, or the origin of failure when confronted with an error 
in the interchange or merger of topic maps.

COM: Contracts, real or implied, have nothing to do with discovery of 
nonconforming aspects of a topic may or a system.


Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature
Co-Editor, ISO Reference Model for Topic Maps