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Subject: Re: [soa-rm-ra] Version

As a refresher of thoughts on the issue, see the attached.

versioning draft.doc

On Jun 25, 2008, at 11:50 AM, Duane Nickull wrote:

I think first of all, a version is not a specialized type of identity.

I would roll identity and identifier into one (identifier is the token of
the identity)

Version is an attribute of "resource" IMO.  It usually is denoted with a
major_version.minor_version.release in software but I think it is too
granular so I would just stop at version and not include version identifiers
or date-time string etc.


On 25/06/08 8:21 AM, "Francis McCabe" <frankmccabe@mac.com> wrote:

This is a just a noodle. But, I was trying to see how versions fitted
with the resource model and came up with ...


An identity associated with a resource that establishes a time and/or
place where the resource is located.

Resources are generally time varying in nature accessing a resource
at one time will often lead to a different outcome than accessing it
at another time. As a result, it may be necessary to identify a
resource at a point in time in effect to identify a specific version
of a resource.


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