Print

Print


> > The part I'm not getting is why this thread is discussing
> application-specific requirements for structural constraints on data
> > without reference to BIBFRAME profiles, which are _all about_ specifying
> structural constraints on data.
>
> Because this thread, to my understanding, isn't about structural
> constraints at all, and never was. Structural constraints are an
> interesting topic, but as I understood Rob Sanderson's original critique,
> the question of "types vs. properties" isn't about constraint at all. It's
> about extension.
>

Yes, precisely.  The constraints are a distraction that came in from the
discussion over whether it was a good idea to *require* inferencing or not.

Rob

-- 
Rob Sanderson
Technology Collaboration Facilitator
Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford, CA 94305