[glue-wg] Question about multiplicity in GLUE 2.0 Specification
david.horat at cern.ch
Wed Mar 25 06:26:49 CDT 2009
For me it is a pleasure to help with this document. To hold all the errata
that we find, I have created a wiki page at:
We can hold the information here while we discuss it via email before making
a proper errata document.
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Paul Millar <paul.millar at desy.de> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Thanks for looking through the document.
> On Tuesday 24 March 2009 15:17:16 David Horat wrote:
> > On GLUE 2.0 Specification v. 2.0 from 3rd March 2009, which is the
> > I see that the multiplicity field is specified as '*', '0..*' or '1..*'.
> > I assume that '*' is the same as '0..*' as this is the standard
> Your assumption is correct; in fact, the term is defined on page 6.
> > Anyway it should be good to concrete it for every field and just have
> > either '0..*' or '1..*'. So, is this specification still open for little
> > changes like this?
> The two terms '*' and '0..*' refer to the same concept: zero or more items.
> Using two terms for the same concept is an inconsistency in the document,
> which should be fixed. I guess this should be recorded in some errata
> document (wiki page, etc) initially. I'm not sure how documents are
> within OGF.
> From a quick scan through the document I found (only) five places where
> is used, the remainder are '*'. Also the term '*' is defined whereas
> isn't. So to fix the inconsistency we should change the five occurances of
> the '0..*' term to '*'.
> That said, I'm also in favour of '0..*' because to me it's meaning is
> and is more in keeping with the other term: '1..*'. I'm not sure how
> feel about changing '*' to '0..*'.
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