[sc34wg3] TMDM bug

Geir Ove Grønmo sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Thu, 03 Feb 2005 10:46:41 +0100

On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 12:09:55 +0100, Lars Marius Garshol  
<larsga@ontopia.net> wrote:

> * Geir Ove Grønmo
> |
> | Does it make sense for the topic item to have a [reified] property
> | at all?
> I think so. The value of it is the information item reified by the
> topic item. Conceptually, that's a very important thing to know about
> the topic item. (In fact, *the* main thing.)
> Let's turn it around: do you think having a [reifier] property on
> other information items makes sense?

I agree that it might be worth having, but I'm a bit unsure about whether
it makes sense for the [reifier] property to contain another topic.
Shouldn't the topics be merged instead? Or is the reason that they are
not *automatically* merged that the TMDM does not impose merging unless
the application really want to?

Geir O.