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Re: Editorial error in the primer

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:02:20 -0400
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <FFED9238-3D46-4749-9EEE-CCEAC317BD12@w3.org>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Luc,

this is an editorial and non-normative issue I guess, so I will not make a problem of it. That being said, I do not really agree with the argumentation. If the UML rules lead to an inconsistency in the document, then my choice is to bend the UML rules. UML is in our documents for illustration only.

Ivan

On Sep 26, 2012, at 18:15 , Luc Moreau wrote:

> Hi Ivan,
> 
> It's a figure from prov-dm.
> 
> It's a compromise between various UML conventions and design decisions:
> - we wanted to label binary associations with verbal form (wasGeneratedBy, wasAssociatedWith, etc)
> - In UML, the expanded version with extra attribute is encoded as an association class
> - Classes in UML are capitalized
> - It is recommended to use the same name for the binary association and the corresponding association class.
> - With all the above, we ended up with capitalized forms, such as WasGeneratedBy
> 
> We know that that in prov-n we write this as wasGeneratedBy and in prov-o as prov:wasGeneratedBy.
> 
> Luc
> 
> On 26/09/12 21:46, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> The capitalization of the property names on the figure right before 2.1 is wrong. It should be wasGeneratedBy, wasAssociatedWith, etc, instead of WasGeneratedBy and WasAssociatedWith.
>> 
>> Ivan
>> 
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