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TITLE: Response by WG3 to correspondence received 2005-07-18 from Dr. Robert M. Colomb
SOURCE: Mr. Lars Marius Garshol
PROJECT: FCD 13250-2: Information Technology - Topic Maps - Data Model
PROJECT EDITOR: Mr. Lars Marius Garshol; Mr. Graham Moore
STATUS: Correspondence
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2005-07-18
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons
REFER TO: N0655 - 2005-07-18 - Correspondence to WG3 received 2005-07-18 from Dr. Robert M. Colomb

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To: [email protected]
Cc: "G. Ken Holman - ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretary" ,
        Graham Moore 
Subject: Re: Question regarding TMDM 2005-07-13
From: Lars Marius Garshol 
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 20:52:04 +0200

Hi Bob,

* [email protected]
| In that case, the Committee should also take up the second-last para
| in 4.1, just before Figure 1.

I guess when I wrote that the model was clear, but the prose not, I
meant the infoset model. I realize that *is* specified in prose, so
the sentence was perhaps less clear than it should have been.

Anyway, this has now been discussed by the committee, and the
resolution is that we will remove the term "topic characteristic"
entirely. Instead, scope will be defined as applying to statements in
the topic map in general, which means topic names, variants,
occurrences, and associations.

For more details, please see slides 6 and 7 of
          < URL: >

A new FDIS draft of TMDM will be prepared shortly, with this
modification in it.

Thank you very much for raising this problem.

Best regards,
Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         
GSM: +47 98 21 55 50