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Re: PROV-ISSUE-667: attribute/element/type usage conventions in note [XML Serialization]

From: Stephan Zednik <zednis2@rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:34:50 -0600
Message-Id: <C1AE63AF-D390-4028-B51F-0DC2A0937E15@rpi.edu>
To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Added clarification between PROV and XML attributes, elements, and types.

https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/rev/bf218fcb4f7d

On Apr 16, 2013, at 7:18 PM, Stephan Zednik <zednis2@rpi.edu> wrote:

> A follow-up comment from Luc:
> 
> "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

Done (see changeset above).

> 
>   A PROV type attribute RELATION may be inferred ...
> 
>   I don't know what RELATION you mean here."

That is poor wording on the "type attribute relation may be inferred..." it means a prov-"type" may be inferred from the complexType defined in the schema.

I simplified the text to, 'When an extension xml-type is used a prov-"type" may be inferred.'

--Stephan

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> On Apr 16, 2013, at 7:16 PM, "Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker" <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> PROV-ISSUE-667: attribute/element/type usage conventions in note [XML Serialization]
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/667
>> 
>> Raised by: Stephan Zednik
>> On product: XML Serialization
>> 
>>> From Luc's feedback on PROV-XML WG Note:
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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