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Subject: Re: [emergency] Proposal to extend the EDXL TargetArea to allow more flexible targeting/filtering/content routing

On 1 Jun 2005, at 13:00, Art Botterell wrote:

> In the context of the Distribution Element I'm not sure there actually 
> IS any other use for <keyword> than for routing assertions.  <keyword> 
> is defined as "Any value from a discrete managed list, used to inform 
> message routing decisions..."  And routing decisions are all the DE is 
> about.

Then the definition goes onto say:

"Examples of things <keyword> might be used to describe include event 
type, event etiology, incident ID and response type"

Which seems much broader.

It maybe more clearer if we adopt a more structured definition 
standard, such as ISO11179

For example:

name:        Target Keyword
identifier:  keyword
definition   The topic area of the message(s) for processing routing 
obligation:  optional
datatype:    valueListURN
occurence:   repeatable
comment:     Examples include....


Dr Renato Iannella
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