[sc34wg3] Association items

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 13:18:43 +0200

* Nikita Ogievetsky
| It does not have to be topic type. It might be represented as a
| stand-alone association. At least that is how I approached faceted
| classifications.  Association between a class/category and all
| objects that exhibit this property.

Now I'm lost. How can you make jan an instance of the class of all
inquisitive people, using a class-instance association, without making
a topic type for that class?
| I would not argue with that... but how would you represent a unary
| association in XTM? Sorry - I must have not been following latest
| developments.

This was always possible:

      <topicRef xlink:href="#is-inquisitive"/>

        <topicRef xlink:href="#person"/>
      <topicRef xlink:href="#jan"/>

Or did I misunderstand your question?

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