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Re: What does a document mean?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 01:08:27 -0500
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020401010827.C7268@www.markbaker.ca>
Generally, I suppose it's ok, but IMO it didn't dig very deep.  I was
specifically expecting some wording about representational state; how a
document can be used to capture the state of some resource at some point
in time, and what that means.

Also, I believe the comment about "partial understanding" is incorrect.
Tim and Dan have written a fair bit about this, including;

http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Evolution.html
http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-webarch-extlang
http://www.w3.org/1999/04/WebData

Some minor comments;

- in XHTML example, correct media type is "application/xhtml+xml"
- I don't think it's correct to say "So, a first level approximation of
a document's meaning is determined solely by its MIME type."  What I
believe the MIME type does is provide part of the context necessary
for determining the meaning.

MB
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