[sc34wg3] Individual contribution on the U.S. N.B.positiononthe progress ion of Topic Map standards

Jan Algermissen sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:18:39 +0200

Kal Ahmed wrote:

> You process the topic map as defined by the standard. Thats all there is
> to it.

Ah, so. And if you have additional merging rules the standard's position is
'do what you like!'. Does that sound like a sound basis for "successful
information interchange"?

What is the reason for the apparent objection to improving this situation
anyhow? - I still don't get it (especially as I see only benefit for everyone).


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