[sc34wg3] Merging/Viewing subject proxies

Jan Algermissen sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:17:13 +0200

On Jul 26, 2005, at 8:14 PM, Patrick Durusau wrote:

> So, would an application with a limited (they all are in some  
> sense) disclosure and highly optimized application for MARC records  
> prove feasibility?

If you are thinking of TMRM implementations that only support a fixed  
set of disclosures and do not enable the definition of user defined  
disclosures (IOW: that do not support other semantics than the fixed  
ones) then the situation is entirely different and an implementatuion  

OTH, why would you want to use Topic Maps if you know the semantics  
up front? Since you know there will never be any other semantics in  
the domain your tool supports, why not use a relational database in  
the first place. After all, nailed down schemas is what they are good  
at! While schema evolution and integration issues are the primary use  
case for Topic Maps (and the only/most compelling business case for  
them, BTW).


Jan Algermissen, Consultant & Programmer                         
Tugboat Consulting, 'Applying Web technology to enterprise IT'