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RE: namespaceDocument-8: What should a "namespace document" look like?

From: Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol) <skw@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:21:02 +0000
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, "ht@inf.ed.ac.uk" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "Stuart Williams (skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com)" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
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Hello Paul,

wrt our meeting of 21st Feb which you reference, we ran out of time before getting to that agendum.

However, we picked up the discussion at our Vancouver F2F [a]. Roughly, the draft finding that Henry has been working[b] on of late was 'teetering' on the brink of achieving concensus - when I took re-expressed discomfort with the direction of th 'purpose' arrow in the models shown in in the diagrams.

To explain:
A rough reading of the diagram is that a given 'namespace' has some 'purpose relation' (could be validation or... some other purpose oriented property) to some other resource. I suggested that it wasn't really the namespace that has a purpose, rather a RDDL directory entry (the first D in RDDL standing for Directory after-all)  - and went further to assert that a RDDL document was a document of such entries  Entry(<namespace>, <nature>, <purpose>, <relatedResource>). ie that we were struggling to express single n-ary relation in binary predicates.

The discussion concluded with the assignment of two further action items [c,d].

[d] in particular is intended to address my comments, though I have also said that having put my comment on the record, I would not stand in the way of the TAG accepting the document as is (though that went unrecorded).

I hope that helps,

[a] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2008/02/27-minutes#item05
[b] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/nsDocuments-2007-11-13/
[c] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/actions/114
[d] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/actions/115
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From: Paul Cotton [mailto:Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com]
Sent: 12 April 2008 21:37
To: Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM; ht@inf.ed.ac.uk; Stuart Williams (skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com)
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Subject: RE: namespaceDocument-8: What should a "namespace document" look like?

What is the status of the TAG's work on the namespaceDocument-8 issue [1]?

In particular what is the status of the draft finding entitled "Associating Resources with Namespaces" found at [2] which is dated Nov 2007.

I looked through back agendas and minutes before sending this message.  My search found a reference to the issue in the agenda for the TAG meeting on Feb 21, 2008 [3] but nothing appears about the issue in that meeting's minutes [4].  I apologize in advance if I missed a more recent reference to this issue.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html?type=1#namespaceDocument-8
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/nsDocuments/
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Feb/0079.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2008/02/21-tagmem-minutes.html

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