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Subject: RE: Tags and semantics ( was Dotted Names)

	I am not sure what the bits that are exposed are.  The core
components will be fairly useful yet lightweight, but the context rules will
also be rather opaque as they have not had the emphasis in the CC work so
far.  So what about the semantics that is being 'left' to the context?
	I also have some severe doubts about the context rules validity
without seeing concrete examples of how the CC will be represented in the

Martin M.E. Roberts
xml designer, BTexaCT
01473 643775

-----Original Message-----
From: David RR Webber [mailto:Gnosis_@compuserve.com]
Sent: 18 April 2001 15:47
To: Philip Goatly
Cc: ebxml-core@lists.ebxml.org; martin.me.roberts@bt.com
Subject: Re: Tags and semantics ( was Dotted Names)

Message text written by Philip Goatly
> 1) The core components willnot hold the complete set of semantics
> sent in messages, some of this will come from the application of context
> rules.  This means that any message that has had context applied will
> to be 'explained' to both the sender and the receiver in order that they
> interpret it in the same manner.

This has been CRITICALLY exposed in the work we have been doing with 
NIST.   In fact this is probably the single most important part - and
ad hoc systems to reliable capture and expose pure business information
detail is the next challenge.  What the current CoreCmp does is bikini
"what it exposes is interesting, but what it conceals is vital".

But let's get V1.0 - the bikini part - working first - then we can tackle
the next

Thanks, DW.

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