I meant all that, but I also meant machine readable.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Denenberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 1:22 PM
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> Subject: Re: index definitions
> Robert Sanderson wrote:
> > If people are going to just define attribute combinations once per
> > indexSet (which is true) and you suppose that this will
> happen rarely
> > (which I think is debatable) then why does it need to be
> machine readable?
> I don't think Ralph meant machine readable (Ralph, please
> clarify). He said "it is
> critical that we have some mechanism to transmit the
> semantics of the indexes" and
> the unfortunat use of "transmit" at first caused me to read
> this as machine
> readable, but I think he meant "transmit" in the sense of
> "communicate", meaning
> that the semantics must be (statically) defined, unambiguously.