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Subject: Re: [emergency-cap-profiles] Definition of "Profile"

My $0.02:

Outside of the CAP Canadian Profile, I have not yet found the term 
defined in a specification document or candidate specification 
document. Doesn't mean no one has done it, just that I haven't found 
it yet.

The CAP/CP definition is minimal. I would only ask us to define 
"Profile" as part of our Terminology Section if there's a consensus 
that there is substantive reason to say: "As used in this document..."

Otherwise, there's no need. Perhaps someday, someone will tackle it, 
but if we don't need to, in my opinion, we shouldn't.


At 10:29 AM -0800 12/29/08, Art Botterell wrote:
>  >The RSS profile is a good example where there is no "subset" at all,
>only an "interpretation" of the spec.
>Um... not sure which RSS profile you're talking about.  In any event, I
>think this is really just a difference of interpretation of the term
>>To create a subset, some of the optional and potentially required
>elements of the CAP spec would have to be dropped in the profile. 
>All profile-compliant messages are valid CAP, but not all valid CAP is
>profile-compliant.  In that sense the profile defines a subset of the
>universe of possible CAP messages.  However, "interpretation" is also
>within the working definition.  Not sure what the practical issue is
>- Art
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