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Subject: Re: [tm-pubsubj-comment] New Deliverable 1 draft

* Bernard Vatant
| Only "comments", not grumble. We are moving forward indeed :))

We certainly are. We're just about ready to begin for real now. :-)
* Lars Marius Garshol
|   Also, if we *do* quote the definitions we should make sure we get
|   them correct and use the latest ones (currently, that's the ones in
|   the SAM.)

* Bernard Vatant 
| You mean they are not correct as they are? Have to check the
| wording.

Please do check it. If you have issues with the SAM wording, please
make that known, and we'll try to work out something that everyone can
agree with.
* Lars Marius Garshol
|  - Section 2.3: A more serious problem with unpublished subject
|    indicators is that usually they are not unambiguous. That is,
|    people might conceivably use the same subject identifier to mean
|    different things. The second example shows this very clearly. Is
|    the subject apples in general, the kind of apple of which the one
|    pictured is an instance, that particular apple, red apples (as
|    opposed to yellow or green ones), or something else?
* Bernard Vatant
| So. Does that mean you would add/modify/delete something in that
| section?

Yes, I would make the section focus on the problem with ambiguity
rather than broken links. I guess the broken links merit a mention as
well, but they are less of a problem.
* Bernard Vatant
| ['a' vs 'an']
| Ohh, YES ... perseverare diabolicum ...
| But this rule is one mystery of English to me. What I learnt is:
| 1. The article "a" becomes "an" when the name initial is a vowel

That's not the full rule. "A" becomes "an" when the *pronunciation*
begins with a vowel. The point is that without the 'n' in 'an' the 'a'
in the article tends to be difficult to separate from the following

| 2. "u" is a vowel.

But here pronounced with an initial consonant 'y' as in 'year'. So it
is 'a URI' for the same reason that it is 'a year' (even though 'y' is
a vowel (in English ortography it can denote either a vowel or a
consonant, but anyway)) and 'an hour' (although 'h' is a consonant).

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >

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