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Re: Very rough draft of TAG finding on self-describing documents

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:17:19 -0500
Message-ID: <45E35C6F.90102@musc.edu>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
CC: www-tag@w3.org

I wonder what is the definition of "self" in the self-describing 
document?  An XML document would not be "self-describing" without the 
MIME type being transferred.

Also, a resource is defined by having a URI.  Then, the interpretation 
of a resource can certainly be written in a different document under the 
same URI by way of content negotiation.  For instance, the RDF document 
of URI can be used to offer  the interpretation of a binary stream under 
the same URI.  Would this be called self-describing?

Xiaoshu
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