RE: [All] its-tool-ref vs. its-tools-ref

Hi all,

What bugs me in toolRef/revToolRef and toolsRef is that Provenance's toolRef is doing basically the same thing as toolsRef. And that provenance can also use toolsRef: this is bound to be confusing.

I understand that we selected that that specific data category needed to allow for two tool's references: toolRef and revToolRef.

Maybe another solution would be to allow the main toolsRef to be set for two types of provenance, something like:

toolsRef="provenance|uri1 provenance-ref|uri2"

Then the breach on the general pattern of using toolsRef to specify the tools would be less than having a whole data category define its own way.


-----Original Message-----
From: Felix Sasaki [] 
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2012 4:33 AM
Subject: [All] its-tool-ref vs. its-tools-ref

Hi all,

while working on

I realized that the provenance "reference to tools" attribute is very similar to the its tool annotation attribute:

- in provenance: its-tool-ref or its:toolRef
- for ITS annotation: its-tools-ref or its:toolsRef

I think we should rename its-tools-ref (that is the annotation
mechanism) including the XML counterpart its:toolsRef) to avoid confusion. Since that is a normative change we should get this done on Monday before the call. Any suggestions?

- Felix

Received on Saturday, 1 December 2012 12:52:17 UTC