[sc34wg3] Occurrences in the data model

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
08 Jan 2004 07:43:28 +0100

* Murray Altheim
| I wasn't going down the HyTime path of considering these as axes,
| but I have been playing with both ordering predicates and with the
| idea of timelines, which are of course single dimension axes. So
| maybe there's a simpler solution than HyTime that still has
| usefullness. 

Personally I think that's the way to go, even if you use HyTime.
HyTime lets you express the values, but you still need a language of
operators to be able to work with them. Your combinations of typed
values and operators makes perfect sense to me here.

| I must admit I had a conversation with Eliot about HyTime once that
| blew my mind over the possibilities, but I think many folks might
| have the "blew my mind" experience in the negative sense over such a
| complicated system.

Indeed. :)

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