# [tmql-wg] Yet another draft + Issues list

Robert Barta rho at devc.at
Mon Jul 16 01:47:59 EDT 2007

Hi,

As you might have seen already, Patrick has posted a new version of
the TMQL spec:

http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0887.pdf

Major changes relative to Oslo are:

- removed the environment map and the possibility there
to express _any_ ontological information (this is supposed to go
elsewhere)

- aligned the data types with what CTM has

- an 'occurrence' and a 'name' axis (in addition to 'characteristics'
Note: I could not get rid of the 'characteristics' axis because we
heavily rely on it in the auto-atomification section.

- added the formal semantics (now aligned with TMRM, on which this
was always based)

- predefined environment now re-worked and in CTM notation

Otherwise lots of smaller bug fixes.

I also decided on some open issues NOT discussed in Oslo (there we
tackled all the bigger ones, so looking back this was quite
effective). Only two new ones I flagged, mostly in the interaction
with CTM:

http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0888.pdf

So they might actually be more CTM-related.

If you have others and/or are unhappy with some of the decisions you
know where to find us :-)

--

Note: Due to problems on my end (moving to Europa and such), _this_
version of TMQL is _not_ implemented. Yet.

\rho