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Re: ISSUE-595: Prov-xml subtyping needs to be marked in the document

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:31:23 +0000
Message-ID: <CAPRnXtn5DedcZ8O9d-xncxL9dMt4roufXYj=k7KN_UsVoCkWNA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu>
Cc: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "pgroth@gmail.com" <pgroth@gmail.com>, Hook Hua <hook.hua@jpl.nasa.gov>, Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu> wrote:
> I did state that type inferences help with interoperability with non-PROV-XML serializations of PROV.
> Stian, is this section sufficient?

I think this make it explicit that the xsi:type also means the
prov:type is inferred. I assume this is also true for custom

Therefore this:

<prov:entity prov:id="tr:WD-prov-dm-20111215" xsi:type="ex:Workflow">

should infer:

    <prov:type xsi:type="xsd:QName">ex:Workflow</prov:type>
    <prov:type>prov:Plan</prov:type> <!-- inferred -->
    <prov:type>prov:Entity</prov:type> <!-- inferred -->

as long as ex:Workflow is an extension of prov:Plan (and that schema
is referenced through xsi:schemaLocation).

Do we need to make this explicit as well?  (Not a blocker for
publication of draft!)

However this text reads a bit odd now:

> The PROV-DM states that type information is described using a the prov:type PROV attribute with > and may occur multiple times for a given entity, activity, agent, or relation.

Too many a/the/with !

Also the below is no longer true:

> The prov:type element is the only mechanism to explicitly declare multiple types for an instance or declare types that are not derived from the default element type.

Given my assumption above.

> Is ISSUE-595 ready to be closed?

Your call.. :-/  I'm OK with it being closed.

Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
Received on Tuesday, 5 March 2013 11:32:14 UTC

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