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Re: PROV-XML staged, ready for review

From: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:04:21 +0100
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Hi Stephan, Curt and Hook

As promised, find my annotated files.

Luc

On 04/08/2013 11:37 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:
>
>
> Hi Stephan, Curt, and Hook,
>
> In the interest of time, I am sending this now. I will scan my copy 
> tomorrow
> when I am in the office next.
>
> I like the document. It will make a good specificiation.
>
> We are nearly there. There are a few issues that I would like to see
> fixed before publication.
>
> 1. A while back, you rightly made the case that elements within a
> bundle/document should not be ordered.  However, recently, you
> reintroduced a sequence here (probably when trying to fix the jaxb
> issue). I don't think it should stay, and it should be reverted back
> to a choice: I think the generated jaxb will still be ok.
>
> 2. As part of the design section, we should talk about the identifier
> conventions, especially, that they go beyond what XML does usually.
>
>   1. All PROV identifiers are expressed as QNames in prov-xml.
>
>   2. PROV mandates that QNames should be mappable to a uri by 
> concatenating
>      namespace uri to local name.
>
>   3. Note the restrictive nature of QNames, and some PROV-N identifiers,
>      such as ex:001 are not valid QNames.  Hence, from an 
> inter-operability
>      viewpoint across representations, implementers should aim to 
> express identifiers
>      as valid QNames rather than more permissive QualifiedNames in PROV-N.
>
> 3. (A previous comment that was not implemented)
>
>     While the examples probably XML-validate, many of them do not
>     satisfy the convention 2.1 above.
>
>    for instance <agend id="ag/> require, either:
>     - a default namespace to be defined xmlns=*MailScanner has 
> detected a possible fraud attempt from "ex.org" claiming to be* 
> "http://ex.org", or
>     - a prefix to be added  <agend id="ex:ag/>
>
>    My preference is for the latter option.
>
>    See attached file for all occurrences I have found problematic.
>
> 4. (Another comment I had raised)
>
>    I find the use of terms "attribute", "element" and "type" very 
> confusing.
>
>    I suggest a systematic replace as follows, to distinguish the prov
>    and xml usages of the terms.
>
>    - attribute to become  prov-"attribute" or xml-attribute
>    - element to become  prov-"element" or xml-element
>    - type to become  prov-"type" or xml-type
>
>    For prov, I would also put them in quote.
>
>    Likewise, see attached file for some occurrences. But systematic
>    search is required.
>
> 5. At various places, it should be clear that you are borrowing
>    prov-dm definitions or figures (of provenance, or components).
>    Also the introduction seems to be copied verbatim from prov-dm.
>
>
> 6 Can table 1 contain links to xml schema definitions?
>
> 7. I pointed out that usage of "reference" and "relation" was a bit 
> strange.
>    For reference, I suggested "denote".
>
>    e.g.   The xml-element prov:activity is used to DENOTE a prov:Activity
>
>    A PROV type attribute RELATION may be inferred ...
>
>    I don't know what RELATION you mean here.
>
> See attached file for typos, and minor issues.
>
> Thanks,
> Luc
>
>
>
> On 04/04/2013 10:21, Stephan Zednik wrote:
>> link to Overview.html 
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/xml/releases/NOTE-prov-xml-20130430/Overview.html
>>
>> Note - links to w3 resources such as respec.js, stylesheets, and 
>> images are not using HTTPS and so will not show up browsers that do 
>> not follow http links from https pages.  Please view in Firefox or 
>> Safari (not Chrome) or view by opening the file in your local copy of 
>> the repository.
>>
>> --Stephan
>>
>> On Apr 4, 2013, at 3:17 AM, Stephan Zednik <zednis2@rpi.edu 
>> <mailto:zednis2@rpi.edu>> wrote:
>>
>>> I have staged the PROV-XML 2013-04-30 Note Release
>>>
>>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/rev/adc235306129
>>>
>>> validation: http://bit.ly/ZbNuQX
>>>
>>> Curt, could you please generate the diff.html and add it to the 
>>> staged directory?
>>>
>>> Also, I will not be able to be on the entirety of the call tomorrow, 
>>> but I should be able to attend the first 20 mins or so.
>>>
>>> --Stephan
>>
>
> -- 
> Professor Luc Moreau
> Electronics and Computer Science   tel:   +44 23 8059 4487
> University of Southampton          fax:   +44 23 8059 2865
> Southampton SO17 1BJ               email:l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk
> United Kingdomhttp://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~lavm
>

-- 
Professor Luc Moreau
Electronics and Computer Science   tel:   +44 23 8059 4487
University of Southampton          fax:   +44 23 8059 2865
Southampton SO17 1BJ               email: l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk
United Kingdom                     http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~lavm


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