[Fwd: orthogonality (was Re: New attempt)]

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Hi John,

access and entry are not peer elements:  access is subordinate to entry.

The point we wanted to make is that an entry exists whether or not it can be
accessed, and there can be a number of different accesses for an given
entry.    If that number is zero, you call it a collection, if that number is
greater than zero, you call it a dataset, if you want the things that you are
talking about to be independent of protocol, you call them the same thing, in
this case entry.

Personally, I think the case is overwhelming that collection be dropped.  Makes
more sense to call what is left a dataset than an entry, but obviously it is
isomorphic to what is needed, so for a machine readable document I can hardly


Dr. M. Benno Blumenthal          benno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
International Research Institute for climate prediction
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Palisades NY 10964-8000                  (845) 680-4450

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