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RE: referendum on httpRange-14 (was RE: "information resource")

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 12:50:01 +0300
Message-ID: <1E4A0AC134884349A21955574A90A7A5647278@trebe051.ntc.nokia.com>
To: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>, <sandro@w3.org>, <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>


To stress a particularly important point:

> There is nowhere any requirement or expectation that there be a 1:1
> correspondence of information between an information resource and
> any one of its possible representations.

Just as the consistency/predictability of web links are a matter of
the *quality* of those links and not a matter of web architecture,
it is also the case that the manner in which the fundamental substance
of an information resource is conveyed in any given representation is
a matter of the *quality* of that representation and not a matter of
web architecture.

Quality is a matter of usage, of how the web architecture is applied.

Higher quality links offer more utility and benefit.

Higher quality representations offer more utility and benefit.

The web architecture proper does not, and should not, concern itself 
with the quality of either links or representations. That is for
the users of the web to address and has nothing to do with the
core machinery of the web (or semantic web, for that matter).

Regards,

Patrick
Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2004 09:50:57 UTC

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