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re metadata (one word)

From: Terry Allen <tallen@sonic.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 13:25:44 -0800
Message-Id: <199703182125.NAA14265@bolt.sonic.net>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Ron Daniel wrote:
| It seems to me that to make progress, this group needs to agree on
| a few simple points and stop arguing over them. Can we start by
| agreeing on two things:
| 
| 1) Neither headers or separate resources meet all the requirements on
|    metadata in WEB-DAV, so we will need a combined solution.
| 
| 2) All communications between clients and servers will take the form of
|    MIME messages, and frequently those messages will be multipart/related?
| 
| The last seems uncontroversial to me, but then I have been accused of being
| an optimist :-).  I hope that the former is also uncontroversial given
| the last few messages on this list.

Agree with both.  (2) is a model I think will answer XML's need for
a packaging mechanism, and for reasons I think are generalizable to 
this group's needs.


Regards,
  Terry Allen    Electronic Publishing Consultant    tallen[at]sonic.net
       specializing in Web publishing, SGML, and the DocBook DTD 
                   http://www.sonic.net/~tallen/
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Received on Tuesday, 18 March 1997 16:24:21 GMT

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