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Re: PROV-ISSUE-490 (prov-constraints-lc-editorial): PROV-CONSTRAINTS pre-Last Call editorial issues [prov-dm-constraints]

From: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:42:16 +0100
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Hi Stian,

Table updated. Can you check it?

Luc


On 03/09/12 14:10, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue
> Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
>> 3.  Stian's concern about the summary table and figures.
>> 3.  Stian's concern about the summary table:
>>
>>     >
>>     > 2.3 Summary of constraints..
>>     >
>>     >
>>     > This table is utterly confusing to me as it is not a summary, it does
>>     > not tell me anything, and I don't understand the columns. (Not helped
>>     > by the lack of colours and borders on a print out!)
> This has not yet been addressed. If I use Chrome, and I print to PDF,
> then I get a very confusing table without any borders:
>
>    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7fbsh0pdl95vjds/table2-strange.png
>
> This can be partially worked around with by adding borders in the
> print style sheet.
>
>
>>     > I can see it is useful to have a kind of index of all the constraints,
>>     > but the table needs some work to be understandable. In the web version
>>     > it is kind-of OK, since the constraints have human readable names -
>>     > but is there a reason to keep the third column rather than simple
>>     > horisontal headers? Perhaps even the Type/Relation column could be
>>     > done as headers?
> So my suggestion is to make Table 2 like this:
>
> <table>
>    <tr><th colspan="2"><h3>Component 1: Bits and bops</h3></th><tr>
>    <tr><td rowspan="3">Entity</td>   <td>wasGeneratedBy-is-important</td> </tr>
>    <tr>
> <td>used-is-important</td> </tr>
>    <tr>
> <td>everything-is-important</td> </tr>
>    <tr><td rowspan="3">Activity</td>   <td>wasStartedBy-is-important</td> </tr>
> <!-- ... -->
>    <tr><th colspan="2"><h3>Component 2: Lots of stuff</h3></th><tr>
> <!-- ... -->
> </table>
>
>
>
> By removing the third column and making the components appear as
> inline headers, the table should become much more manageable,
> specially as it fills across multiple screens/pages.
>
>
>
>
> Component 4 (Bundles) and 6 (Collections) don't have anything listed.
> Constraint 58 (membership-empty-collection) should be under 6.
>
> Component 4 could have something like "No specific constraints; see
> section 6.2 Bundles and Documents"
>
>

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