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Re: Self-descriptive assertions

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 12:59:42 -0500
To: "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hp.com>
Cc: public-sw-meaning@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040331175942.GS11976@markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 05:09:57PM +0100, Williams, Stuart wrote:
> Yes indeed... there appeared to be an implicit expectation of what
> processing should take place (which afaict is one of the topics on this
> thread). 

I'll fix that, thanks.

> > Well, if the result of the transformation has no associated 
> > media type, then either a) whatever receives those results is 
> > adding a media type which is different than the original one, 
> > b) namespace dispatch is being activated as a result of the 
> > transform taking place, or
> > c) some other funkiness.
> 
> wrt a) whatever receives those results is processing them in an application
> specific manner. It may not be 'inventing' media-type - I mean... how could
> you tell?

We'd need a new test to permit us to distinguish between the dispatch
types.

> It's an internal matter for the recipient of the original
> representation inc. media-type.
> 
> wrt b) how can you tell that any namespace dispatch is occuring... results
> for test 4 rather suggest that the root namespace of the result is ignored.

You can't tell it's happening, but you can't tell it's not either.
Hence the alternative explanations. 8-)

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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