[sc34wg3] RM: Comments on Topic Map Graphs

Mason, James David (MXM) sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 12:47:26 -0500

Yes. Tables must be called out in text, as in general technical writing, but
a table can present normative information. Some standards (e.g., ISO 10646,
a.k.a. UNICODE) are almost entirely tabluar.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Hunting [mailto:shunting@etopicality.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 11:26 AM
To: 'sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org'
Subject: RE: [sc34wg3] RM: Comments on Topic Map Graphs

> Yep. Did that sort of thing in 8879. Lots more licit than taking 27 words
> say what can be said in two one-character table cells.

I didn't mean appropriate, I meant licit. (Obviously verbosity is licit in
standards as such, though it is common practice to avoid it in sc34 ;-)

IOW, a table without any explanatory text is allowed by ISO style, and
would be considered normative and not merely illustrative.

Sam Hunting
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