[Om] name of OMS

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Thu Jul 31 10:18:16 CEST 2008

> That 17 angels can dance on the head of this pin. :-)
> More seriously, since a symbol IS a reference to an abstract idea,  
> then the CD entry probably is the symbol, and <OMS name="arcsin"  
> cd="transc1"/> is a reference to that symbol, so probbaly the wording  
> ought to be shifted inthe direction Paul suggests.

personally I always thought of it the other way.
The OMS is the symbol and a CD gives definitions of symbols.

This seems to be the intuition behind the naming of CDs as
"Dictionaries". a token in a document is a word and dictionaries give
meanings of words. Just as an OMS in an OM Object is a Symbol, and
Content Dictionaries gfive meanings of symbols.


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