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Re: Translations

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 10:32:45 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199701200932.KAA18704@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com (Larry Masinter)
Cc: carrasco@innet.lu, www-international@www10.w3.org
Larry Masinter:
[...q values...]
>Originally these were designated as ordinal (just used for ordering),
>not cardinal (the amounts had some other significance).

Actually, these values originally had the significance of representing `the
degradation of qualty by the ratio of the final to initial quality', so they
were cardinal.

See http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Protocols/HTTP/Negotiation.html , which was
written by Tim BL in 1992.


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