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Re: PROV-ISSUE-180 (TLebo): defaults to prov:steps="n" causes issue in PROV-O [prov-dm]

From: Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:35:27 +0000
Message-ID: <4EF2F9DF.7030702@ncl.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
it's for all practice purposes a boolean

-Paolo

On 12/22/11 7:40 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:
> Hi Stian,
> It's in prov-dm:
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#dfn-steps
>
> Now, it it helps, we could use values 'single' and 'multiple' instead of 1 and n (which
> for the purpose of prov-dm were regarded as strings).
>
> Luc
>
> On 22/12/11 06:19, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
>>
>> it is a PROV-DM issue because it us not clear if the default applies to PROV-ASN or PROV-DM. From your statement in the below 
>> email it sounds like ASN, from text DM.
>>
>> I personally find this attribute very confusing. It hints that steps=3 would be allowed, but only. values 1 and n are described. 
>> If this is really a boolean meaning "known to be single step" then I would think of something along those lines instead of 
>> pretending it is an integer.
>>
>> (Note that we are also used to interpret n in x=n-1 as "insert your count here")
>>
>> On Dec 20, 2011 10:45 AM, "Luc Moreau" <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk <mailto:L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>> wrote:
>>
>>     Hi Tim,
>>
>>     How do you map prov:steps to prov-o?  Your mapping could require this property
>>     to be mandatory, and not rely on a default value.
>>
>>     Is this really a prov-dm issue?
>>
>>     Best regards,
>>     Luc
>>
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