[sc34wg3] Removing added scope from <mergeMap>

Kal Ahmed sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 12:43:51 -0000

Geir Ove wrote:
> On 1/16/06, Kal Ahmed <kal@techquila.com> wrote:
> > But with added themes on import, it is possible to track down all
> assertions
> > made by the imported topic map. The only things that cannot be tracked
> down
> > are properties that are not scoped (in particular subject identity
> > assignment).
> I don't agree. You cannot track the assertions if the topic map that
> is merged in causes topics in the mother topic map to be merged. In
> theory you can end up with one single topic[1] after the merge is
> done. The topic map may even cause the scoping topic to be merged with
> some other topic making it impossible to track.
Nope, that's wrong. If you track topic source identifiers as subject
indicators, it is always possible to see what has merged.