-- Dr. M. Benno Blumenthal address@hidden International Research Institute for climate prediction Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University Palisades NY 10964-8000 (845) 680-4450
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- To: John Caron <address@hidden>
- Subject: Re: orthogonality (was Re: New attempt)
- From: Benno Blumenthal <address@hidden>
- Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 16:09:39 -0400
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 complain.
Benno-- Dr. M. Benno Blumenthal address@hidden International Research Institute for climate prediction Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University Palisades NY 10964-8000 (845) 680-4450
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