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Subject: Re: [ws-calendar] Naming the Association/Relation/...

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William Cox
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On 9/9/10 9:44 AM, Toby Considine wrote:
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In all creation myths, the proper naming of all things is the first and highest responsibility given to Man.


We have something that is an Interval in every way except it is not an Interval.

It’s use is to be parent to the Intervals in a Sequence: everything in the Sequence can inherit from the parent (PARENT is a defined iCalendar component relationship)

It’s use is to set the schedule point for the Sequence, the one moment that is of interest to the remote invoker

It’s use is to be the handle for a Sequence, creating a handle in for the outside invoking entity to reach into a Sequence that is already defined.

It can do this to two Sequences at once


It shares all fields with a Sequence.


At first it was that thing that has a relation to the Sequence, so  it was a RELATION

Relationship is overloaded in iCalendar already...hence Association
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Then it was that thing that is associated with a Sequence, so it was an ASSOCIATION

I'd say "associates [or indicates] the intervals that comprise a sequence"
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Each of these names causes more confusion than enlightenment to the reader of the Specification.


What should we call it.  Suggestions taken until our regular Friday meeting.

Perhaps "SequenceAssociation" unless there are other uses for "associations". With the parent/child relationship, and the lack of many other things as USED in the sequence, there's only a usage and conformance difference.

The fact that the class specifies a name, plus the relationships allowed, is distinguishing.
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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it” -- Upton Sinclair.

Toby Considine
TC9, Inc

OASIS Technical Advisory Board
TC Chair: oBIX & WS-Calendar

TC Editor: EMIX, EnergyInterop

U.S. National Inst. of Standards and Tech. Smart Grid Architecture Committee


Email: Toby.Considine@gmail.com
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