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Re: Ensuring consistency of terminology

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 21:05:14 +0000
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To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

>I propose:
>o each concept has a natural defining home, e.g. abstract syntax stuff in 
>concepts, schema stuff in ...
>o the editors of the 'natural home' for a concept or term get to define it.
>o other editors MUST refer to that definition and MAY quote all/part of it.
>o editors MUST NOT create their own definitions for terms or invent terms 
>whose natural home is in another document
>o editors are encouraged to add a glossary to their documents
>o we will create an internal WG document for style issues and keep a list 
>of common terms and their natural home there.


At 08:22 PM 10/31/02 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:
>"An awful lot of delay" is not good news.  I proposed a kinda of 
>idealistic view which I guess is where we'd like to be when we are 
>done.  What do you see as the most practical way to get there?

If we accept that's an ideal, maybe we push on as we are, except that 
anyone who spots a multiply defined term, or concepts named differently, 
brings it to the relevant editors' attention for resolution.


Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 31 October 2002 16:05:21 UTC

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