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Re: revisiting 'position', 'episodeNumber', 'seasonNumber' modeling and Periodicals

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:03:03 -0700
Message-ID: <53EA48C7.3030304@gmail.com>
To: kcoyle@kcoyle.net, public-vocabs@w3.org
On 08/12/2014 09:38 AM, Karen Coyle wrote:
> On 8/12/14, 8:23 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>> I think that 10.1 and 10.2 are intended for mathematical use.
> No,


> I have many examples where people have used ".n", even with non-numeric
> identifiers ("AA345.1"). There are no rules for what people "have done." Often
> they are just trying to find a sortable order, and even go so far as
> "AA345.1a" or "35.1b."

But this *is* mathematics!

> Never underestimate the cleverness of a person who
> needs to insert something into an already developed sequence.

Agreed, and this is one reason why using integers is a poor choice.  Yes, 
there will always be exceptions, but I would hope that they would be rare, and 
exceptions to integer numbering of episodes appears to be common.

So what, then, is a good choice?  Good question!

> kc


>    They code
>> for some sort of object that has at least a total order defined on it.
>> That's mathematics, at least in my book.
>> peter
>> PS: Arguing that floats are not intended for mathematical use is more
>> viable to me.
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