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Re: Ordering concepts in a Tree display

From: Jon Phipps <jonphipps@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:16:30 -0500
Message-ID: <4D47189E.1060502@gmail.com>
To: Alistair Miles <alimanfoo@googlemail.com>
CC: Tom Morris <tfmorris@gmail.com>, Jakob Voss <jakob.voss@gbv.de>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Alistair Miles wrote:
> (2) represent your systematic display using some other data format (some
> sort of XML would be ideal, as you get hierarchy and ordering easily), in
> which case you'd have to figure out how to manage your systematic display
> data in addition to your basic broader/narrower graph and make sure the two
> weren't inconsistent,

Hi Alistair,

This is the approach we're taking in our upcoming refresh of the 
Registry, since we believe that in general ordering for display is a 
'local' system issue rather than an expression of conceptual semantics 
and is liable to be highly variable. Not to mention that ordering for 
human browsing is usually completely unrelated to semantics.

We're using JSON to express a 'manifest' that can be easily displayed as 
an ordered hierarchy, the ordering of branches and leaves performed and 
stored independent of the maintenance of the RDF.

Nice to have you around,

Jon Phipps
http://metadataregistry.org
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 04:14:26 GMT

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