About the Ontopia FAQ
Why are there so few questions here?
Not because people don't have plenty of questions regarding topic maps, that's for sure!
The reason is that this is a relatively new site and we've only just started collecting. We want this page (and its friends and relations) to become a resource for the topic map community that will contribute to a better understanding of topic maps.
You can help us achieve that goal by sending us your questions. It doesn't matter if you already know the answer! If you think (or know) that your question is one that has been asked in the past, or will likely be asked in the future, then we want to know what it is. Send it to us and we'll put it up here, with an acknowledgement to you as the submitter (if you request).
If you do know the answer, feel free to send that as well (though we can't guarantee we'll use exactly your words when posting it on this site).
What should I do if I don't find the answer to my question here?
Submit it to Ask the Expert here at Ontopia, of course! We'll email you a reply with our best cut at an answer and most likely add your question (with an acknowledgement, if requested) to the FAQ.
If you think your question might engender or even require discussion, you might want to consider joining the TopicMapMail mailing list run by Michel Biezunski and posting it there. Join the list via the sign-up page at http://www.infoloom.com/mailman/listinfo/topicmapmail. Another list on which you'll find plenty of discussion (most of it relating directly to the XTM initiative) is the XTM working group hosted by YahooGroups. You can join the XTM working group for free simply by going to www.yahoogroups.com, registering as a member, and signing up for the group xtm-wg.