[osis-core] Ambiguity regarding <work> and when to use <identifier type="OSIS"> and <referenceSystem> and which is required.
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 11:12:41 -0700
Troy and I spoke on the phone yesterday afternoon regarding the use of
the values in <identifier type="OSIS"> and <referenceSystem> with work.
He and I had differing understandings about which are required in what
cases, and how they are used to resolve the full meaning of values in
osisID and osisRef attributes.
Troy is composing a set of examples to make clear what seems not to be
clear, and hopefully for us as a group to come to a common
Harry, two concerns regarding releasing the CD for distribution at the
meeting next week.
1) If the way you have encoded <work> elements is inconsistent with the
standard. Then there will be a large number of documents in circulation
with encoding that is inconsistent with the standard. (This is of
course no reflection on your encoding but upon the ambiguity that
2) I noticed in past encodings that you have put a value like
http://www.ccel..... for the value of <identifier type="OSIS">.
Although the standard does not specify the form of this value, it would
leave the door open for the future to encode things without the
http://www.ccel.org and simply create an identifier that does not imply
a transport or website.
3) The use of a reference to
http://www.bibletechnologies.net/osisCore.1.1.1.xsd to specify the
schema rather than a reference to a local copy.
I don't think any of these issues will cause significant effort to
correct but will make for examples that we would want people to follow.
Based on today's email I understand you are under a deadline and I hope
that there is still time to make necessary adjustments. I think we
would all agree that it would be preferred for the sample CD to be
consistent with what the standard.