[sc34wg3] new working draft of 13250-5 (Reference Model)

Robert Barta sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Thu, 18 Nov 2004 19:22:18 +1000

On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 08:54:12AM +0100, Jan Algermissen wrote:
> My thinking thinking is that TMAs have the option to use the names of
> other TMAs, for example in conferring rules that confer a value on
> a property defined by the given TMA on the basis of a property defined
> by another TMA. E.g. TMA-A::Age = years( today - TMA-B::Birthdate ); in
> this pseudo syntax example, TMA-A uses the name of TMA-B.
> Steve, Patrick, can you clarify if a TMA is allowed to use the name
> of another TMA?

This would imply that the standard says something about 'combining' TMAs.

> > If a TM infrastructure manages several TMAs, that might
> > provide naming for them, but this is outside the spec.

> - Is it ok for this to be outside the specs?

By itself, yes.