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Re: Section 4: LDPR/non-LDPR formal definitions

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:31:27 -0400
Message-ID: <5151DB6F.4050209@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp@w3.org
On 3/26/13 1:03 PM, Henry Story wrote:
>>> >>So as you see when you post HTML it can show you links even if they are broken. Changing the
>>> >>mime type just changes the interpretation of the bytes.
> This was part of a longer discussion with Kingsley. The larger context is missing here.
> I was pointing out 2 things:
>    1. you can publish html with text/html content type that has links that do not go anywhere, and the
>      browser will show those links interpreted properly with underlined hyperlinks
>    2. If you change the mime type to text/plain you only get the ascii, not an interpreted HTML.
But my context was all about materialization functional hyperlinks via 
presentation and interaction modality  i.e., text/html enables the 
browser produce a page comprised of hyperlinks (which may or may not 
resolve to anything) whereas text/plain won't. My point is that the 
interaction delivered by the hyperlinks matters, and the media type 
enables the browser make specific decisions about what it presents; 
ditto the interaction capabilities it offers to its user e.g., 
follow-your-nose exploration over a linked document based information 
space via hyperlink dereference .



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