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Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 06:33:02 -0400
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5E76E7EC-A6AA-45AC-983E-7E20833FEB10@la-grange.net>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@Adobe.COM>

Le 26 mai 2009 à 15:26, Larry Masinter a écrit :
>> By "HTML interpreter" do you mean "HTML user agent"?
>
> The phrase "user agent"  was introduced and used in the
> literature as representing a software used by, well,
> users: humans or agents representing humans.



Definition of  of User Agent across W3C Specifications
http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/keyword/All/?keywords=user+agent


Class of Products in Variability in Specification.
http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/#spec-cat-cop

> 3. Classes of products and specification category
>
> […]
>
> The following is a list of the most common classes
> of products for W3C specifications:
>
>     * Content (of type, meaning, and format as
> defined in the specification)
>     * Producer of content (may be divided into
> initiators and modifiers)
>     * Player (read-only consumer, conveys content
> in non- XML way)
>     * Consumer in a one-way pipeline
>     * Responding agent (e.g., server) of API
> (consumer and producer)
>     * Processor (consumer of its
> vocabulary/instructions)
>     * Module that hosts the processor
>     * Producer of instructions/commands to
> processor
>     * Profile derived from the specification's
> Rules for Profiles
>     * Specification (guidelines)
>
> This list does not exhaust all possibilities.
> Specifications may have to define their own
> classes of product if none of these



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Karl Dubost
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