[sc34wg3] Essence of the TMRM

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 11:08:45 +0200

* Robert Barta
| As I understand XTM is using consistently URIs (not URLs) for
| addressing purposes. This means that no one can stop me to use
| a URN as subject indicator or even identifier: [...]

You are of course right; you can define your own pointer mechanism
with URIs, just like you can with HyTime. I guess the only difference
is that HyTime makes it easier to do this.

| Admittedly, this is technically not _inside_ XTM.

True, but then this isn't really a concern with XTM, but a concern
with the locator notation used by the syntax.
| Still, there is the issue whether this structure can be so
| formalized that it can be "disclosed" to someone else. The brutal
| truth is: No, not without additional assumptions.
| This is true for XTM and anything else, I'd guess.


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