facets (RE: [sc34wg3] Association items)

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Tue, 14 Jun 2005 08:37:29 +0200

* Nikita Ogievetsky
| Hmmm... I am not a big specialist in HyTime and facets. What you say
| is perhaps correct.

It wasn't. The facet value doesn't have to be a topic; I misread the
DTD. It does, however, have to be an SGML NAME.

| However, back five years ago I was using facets in the following way
| (upon consulting with people who knew...):
| <facet type="search-order">
| 	<fvalue type="shape" href="leading-circle" facetval="0"/>
| 	<fvalue type="usage" href="dingbat" facetval="1"/>
| 	<fvalue type="elements" href="flower" facetval="2"/>
| </facet>

This is incorrect, since 0, 1, and 2 aren't valid NAME values.
See 5.5.2 in ISO 13250:2003.
| Yes, but agree that number "1" is a weird resource for a topic
| "dingbat" to be occurred in.

If that were what an occurrence meant I would agree, but it's not. An
information resource is an occurrence of a topic if it is deemed to be
*relevant* to the topic. That's not the same.

| Note that I am not disagreeing (in the end I was one of the first to
| be growled at for using occurrences in this matter), but rather
| pointing out the old issue.

In that case, perhaps we should let sleeping issues lie, and not waste
electrons on them. :)

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