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Re: Fixed Section 1.1 language

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 14:48:02 -0700
Message-ID: <3D45B812.6010001@textuality.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Christopher B Ferris wrote:

> Nit in section 1.1: "The representations of a resource may vary as a
> function of factors including time, place, and the
> identity of the agent accessing the representation"
> 
> Seems to me that the agent accesses the 'resource' not the 'representation'

Yep.
> 
> Then, further in that paragraph it says: "The representations of this
> resource depend on (at least) time, the expressed
> preference of the user for Fahrenheit or Celsius, and the identity of the
> user-agent software requesting the
> representation.".
> 
> which I do think is probably accurate. I think that one 'access a resource'
> to 'retrieve a representation'.

Changed it to "receiving the representation".

> Then, in section 1.1.1.2: "On the other hand, the URN scheme [RFC 2141]
> does not have a built-in dereference
> mechanism, and does not guarantee that a dereference procedure is provided
> for any given URN."
> 
> What is a ' built-in' dereference mechanism? Built-in to what? Given that
> work on DDDS[1] continues, I might offer
> the following:
> 
>       On the other hand, the URN scheme [RFC 2141] does not yet have a
> widely deployed dereference
>             mechanism, and does not guarantee that a dereference procedure
> is provided for any given URN.

Changed it to "... does not guarantee that a dereference procedure is 
defined..."

Thanks, will republish soon. -Tim
Received on Monday, 29 July 2002 17:48:04 GMT

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