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[Bug 5496] Definition of Interchange Set

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Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:38:32 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5496

           Summary: Definition of Interchange Set
           Product: SML
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Interchange Format
        AssignedTo: cmsmcq@w3.org
        ReportedBy: kirk.wilson@ca.com
         QAContact: public-sml@w3.org


The definition of Interchange Set:
The interchange set is the set of documents that constitute the SML model [SML
1.1] to be interchanged.

appears to be too strongly stated in the light of other places in the text that
speak of interchanging "portions" of the SML model, e.g., sect 1 "To ensure
accurate and convenient interchange of the documents that make up an SML model
*or a portion of an SML model,* ..."  The definition might lead the reader to
believe that despite these statements, the interchange set is to be the
totality of documents making up the original SML model.  I  believe our intent
was something more like the following:

The interchange set is a set of documents to be interchanged that are drawn
from the set documents that constitute an SML model.  The interchange set may
consist of all the documents or a subset of documents from the SML model.  Note
that the interchange set itself defines an SML model for the purposes of
interchange set validation.

And mentioning "interchange set validation", I find the phrase "while
maintaining" a little disconcerting.  Does this imply that the assertions and
interrelationships might be otherwise corrupted?  Would "based on" or "while
observing" be more appropriate?
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