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   RE: Didier's lab report

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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: north@synopsys.COM, xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 10:43:04 -0600

Umm.. maybe.  The issue raised by 
Didier about trans/including improper 
fragments (eg, content sans ad) is 
a fairly old problem.  The *content* 
has to assert rights with regards 
to reuse.  That a topic map can 
point to a bit of content and include 
a traversal rule might enable better 
navigation, but the assertion of 
right to copy still should be a locally 
set policy which the implementor of 
the trans/including system must respect 
by law.  Policy before code; always.

Just because it can be built doesn't 
mean it is legal to use.  Note the 
cases with cable descramblers.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon North [mailto:north@synopsys.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 10:36 AM
To: xml-dev@xml.org
Subject: Re: Didier's lab report

Simon St.Laurent said:

> I wonder if maybe there'd be a way to establish this a little more
> solidly as a means of providing metadata about links and inclusions. 
> XLink already provides some metadata, but I suspect we're going to
> find more places where extra information about a link might be useful,
> and where they might be useful across multiple applications.  

Isn't this precisely where topic maps come in?

Simon North.


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