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Re: [LC-1949] DDR Simple API - requirement for support of Aspect in vocabularies

From: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:07:53 -0400
Cc: <public-ddwg-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9518B1BE-1236-4648-B9F7-E51F5D5F7717@w3.org>
To: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>

Hello Dr. Hanrahan,

Thank you for your comment.  It has been assigned the identifier  
"LC-1949".  Including this ID in the subject field of correspondence  
on this issue will help us to track the issue through our process.

We will take your comment into consideration and respond in detail soon.

Again, thank you very much for your comments,

Matt Womer
DDWG Team Contact, W3C

On Apr 14, 2008, at 6:22 AM, Rotan Hanrahan wrote:
>
> In the DDR Simple API published draft:
>
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-DDR-Simple-API-20080404/#sec-PropertyRef
>
> it is said that:
>
>  "Note that the value __NULL may be used where a Vocabulary does not
> support the concept of Aspect."
>
> and with respect to the NULL_ASPECT it is also said that:
>
>  "This value is used to support Vocabularies that do not distinguish
> Aspects."
>
> However, in section 3 on Vocabularies:
>
>
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-DDR-Simple-API-20080404/#sec-vocabularies 
> "
>
> it is said that:
>
>  "Vocabularies *must* declare a default Aspect for each Property  
> [...]"
>
> This seems to be contradictory to the earlier text. If the DDR Simple
> API supports the concept of a Null Aspect for use in cases where the
> vocabulary does not provide (complete) information on Aspects, then it
> has been conceded that it is permitted for such vocabularies to be  
> used.
>
> Proposed remedy:
>
> Change the text in section 3 to say:
>
>  "Vocabularies *should* declare a default Aspect for each Property
> [...]"
>
> On behalf of MobileAware Ltd, Development Team,
>
> Dr Rotan Hanrahan
> Chief Innovations Architect
> MobileAware
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 17:09:06 UTC

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