[sc34wg3] TMCL 6.7 Overlap Declaration, Global Validation Rule

Patrick Durusau patrick at durusau.net
Fri Jun 19 16:02:39 EDT 2009


The first condition of the global validation rule for 6.7, overlap 
declaration, provides:

> /t1/ is not a subtype of /t2/ (or vice versa), and 
Err, but isn't the "overlap" of a supertype/subtype relationship between 
two topics different from say the overlap of a topic being of type 
father and also of type employee?

That is to say that shouldn't I be able to distinguish between saying 
that t2 may be a subtype of t1 versus t2 may overlap with t1?

As I read the declaration and global validation rule, those two cases 
are being treated as the same?


That seems deeply problematic to me.

Hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend!


Patrick Durusau
patrick at durusau.net
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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