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> > > However, if there is another person "X" who
> > > uses tomorrow different syntax to express same meaning
> > > or same syntax to express different meaning, etc...
> > > (i.e. not being conservative)
> > > than the best think I can do is to ignore his/her information at all.
> > > 
> > > This is actually a topic map authoring in a nut shell. :-))
> > > Indeed, you can use RM4TM to "udermap"
> > > (is it a good neologism ?) any markup.
> > 
> > Nikita, is it a typo for "undermap" or possibly "ubermap" ;-) Not sure I
> > see what you mean here. Can you give a use case?
> > 
> > 
> Thanks, Sam!
> Yep it was supposed to be "undermap". :-(
> However, it might be not that good idea after all,
> as I just discovered an unwanted connotation here.
> I meant "creating underlying map" not "insufficient mapping".

The way I express is this is that topic maps can "embrace and
extend" ;-) any existing markup scheme. See e.g.:


tmtk, the topic map toolkit available at www.gooseworks.org, includes an
implementation of this approach, based on the draft ISO Reference Model
(the RM) for topic maps.

Sam Hunting
eTopicality, Inc.

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Free open source topic map tools:  www.gooseworks.org

XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web.
Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-74960-2.


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