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-----Original Message-----
From: Wachob, Gabe [mailto:gwachob@visa.com]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 12:36 PM
To: 'Peter C Davis'; OASIS XRI
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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