Topic Maps Published Subjects TC
TC Process Requirements
of Published Subjects
Latest version -
February 22, 2001.
Status of this document : Approved by TC vote - February 22, 2002
following are the "shall, should and may" for PubSubj TC deliverable:
1. Documentation of Published Subjects - Requirements and Recommendations
The TC SHALL provide recommendations for the documentation of published
#2 The TC SHALL use accurate terminology on published subjects, in conformance
with ISO 13250. As necessary it will introduce new terminology consistent
with this specification, but any significant modification or extension
of terminology SHALL be submitted to, and made in coordination with, ISO/IEC
In particular, the TC SHALL clarify the nature of and relationships between
the following concepts:
subject documentation set
The TC SHALL make recommendations for both syntactic form and
of published subject documentation sets.
#4 The TC SHALL establish a means for the publisher of published subject
documentation to indicate his/her intention to maintain it available and
#5 The TC SHALL make recommendations regarding the interpretation
of the URIs used as published subject identifiers.
#6 The recommendations for published subject documentation SHALL
include a mechanism whereby the publisher specifies which URIs shall be
published subject identifiers.
#7 The TC SHALL establish best practices for modularizing published subject
The TC SHALL NOT define a centralized mechanism for discovery of published
#9 The TC SHOULD establish a means to indicate the identity of the publisher
of a published subject documentation set, including the relationship between
the publisher and the published subjects.
#10 The mechanism by which URIs are used published subject identifiers
SHOULD be designed to promote interoperability between topic maps and
other standards and specifications such as RDF.
#11 The TC MAY establish a means to indicate the way in which a published
subject indicator is intended to be interpreted as indicating the nature
of a subject.