[sc34wg3] Compact syntax requirement question

Lars Heuer sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:51:24 +0200

Hi Patrick,

>>(k) CTM should encourage the use of PSIs to refer to topics over the
>>      use of IDs.
> Q: Does this assume that the topic that would be referred to with an ID
> has a PSI in the equivalent of its subject identifier property (TMDM
> terminology)? (I am assuming that PSI is the one mentioned in (k).)

> I don't have an opinion one way or the other (yet) but at least at 
> present most topics will not have PSIs.

> Curious to know the reasoning behind this requirement.

While not being the originator of this requirement I would underline
it. This requirement does not say that "local" topic ids
are forbidden, but the user should rather use subject identifiers than
topic ids if a subject identifier is available. I'd translate the
"If subject identifiers are available, use it! Beside that the CTM
should make it easy for an human to write the URIs (maybe through a
'namespace declaration')"

Please add Gabriel in CC, while he is not allowed to use this mailing
list (g.hopmans[at]mssm.nl).

Best regards,