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Subject: RE: [xri] Version enclosures

	Actually I'm glad you kicked off discussion here - I had intended to pick some of the issues and dive in, but I'm happy someone other than the chair has taken the initiative.

	As to the substance of your point - I agree! +1!

	The only question I have is about the status of the '['/']' characters vs. '('/')' characters - are there situations where [] must be escaped? (I don't think so). 



	I really dig your approach wrt referring to sections of text:


	But perhaps we use (in the approach of "eat your own dogfood"):


	Or in relative form:


	Or in version-only form:



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter C Davis [mailto:peter.davis@neustar.biz]
> Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 8:23 AM
> Subject: [xri] Version enclosures
> as indicated in the draft strawmanas an issue 
> xri://(http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/xri/downlo
> ad.php/1614/xri-unified-strawman-draft-05.pdf)[:0.5#line122)
>     "[ISSUE: Using parentheses for versioning complicates 
> things since 
> parentheses are also used for
>      cross-references.]"
> I would like to suggest that we replace the "(",")" enclosure 
> with "[]" 
> (square brace), as it is the most visually distinct character 
> from "()". 
> This releases the ambiguity of the reader somewhat (knowing 
> immediuately 
> whether one is referencing a version of an object or a reference to 
> it).  Important when one must make reference to an authority, rather 
> than a "copy" on other non-authoratative source.
> appologies if this was intentially left for further 
> discussion later.  I 
> have been a bit "unplugged" recently :-(
> --- peterd

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