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Subject: RE: Getting Back to Basics - How to describe Dates and Times andEvents?

I support Martin's basic formulation. I'd support more going the extra INCH
to an RDF statement of type. Presuming that the type is defined by an RDF
Schema statement, which I hope it is, decorated as it can be with business
rules stated using DAML (DARPA's Actor Markup Language) and RuleML.

<docRef rdf:type="http://www.ebXML.org/Messages/Invoice">ABC-12345</docRef>

In RDF, this is equivalent to

  <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.ebXML.org/Messages/Invoice"/>

In the DCN, there is no need for a "docRef" element. Assuming that ABC-12345
is some sort of URI, then simply do

<Document rdf:type="http://www.ebXML.org/Messages/Invoice"

Someone asked how does this benefit the SME? Simplicity. Few elements. Not
much to learn. Table-driven. Reuse. More tools. NO WRETCHED CODES.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Bryan [mailto:mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 12:36 AM
> To: William J. Kammerer; ebXML Core
> Subject: Re: Getting Back to Basics - How to describe Dates and Times
> andEvents?
> William suggested:
> > <docRef>
> >   <docType>Invoice</docType>       (required)
> >   <docNum>ABC-12345</docNum>       (required)
> > </docRef>
> I would prefer the much simpler
> <docRef docType="http://www.ebXML.org/Messages/Invoice">ABC-12345</docRef>
> Note two things about this example:
> 1) There is only a single element, with no substructure
> 2) The element references a URI that uniquely identifies the type. This
> value is neither an uninterpretable code or a language specific
> representation. It is simply a pointer to an information resource which is
> already stored in an ebXML registry.
> Martin Bryan
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