[sc34wg3] Comments on latest TMRM draft
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 21:31:20 +0200
On Jul 14, 2005, at 8:52 PM, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> given that proxies will occur as values in other
This is BTW a quite critical/interesting issue: Since values can
contain proxies, proxies that contain such values are tied to the
runtime environment that manages the proxies; they cannot have
standalone significance (as opposed to relational results (...or RDF
triples)). Will the proxies-in-values be object references? IDs? Will
such IDs be meaningful accross restarts of the system where they have
been obtained from? Are those IDs subject indicating properties then....
I once read that part of the success of the relational model is that
it did away with system dependent references...but that is surely
Lars - good that you ask these questions!
 These values form the edges of the graph, BTW. Since a value can
contain more than one proxy, a TMRM topic map is a directed
hypergraph. (In case anyone cares :o)
Jan Algermissen, Consultant & Programmer
Tugboat Consulting, 'Applying Web technology to enterprise IT'