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Re: Issue-57

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 19:16:06 +0200
Cc: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
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To: Xiaoshu Wang <xiao@renci.org>

On 24 Jun 2011, at 19:11, Xiaoshu Wang wrote:

>> 
>> What is your solution to that problem? You've said you don't know what
>> metadata is, so let's just start with statements using Dublin Core
>> elements and the xhtml vocabulary (license and so on).
> 
> I have stated my solutions many times. Here it is again:
> 
> Don't ask people to make inference from *how* a message is received. Ask
> people to make assertions in the message *explicitly*, with more refined
> terms suited to their intended granularity.

But that is what those HTTP headers are doing! They are part of the message
if you look at it one way. Whenever you have metadata on something it will look
like it is separate from the data - since after all it is about the data. But it
seems to clearly be part of the message. 

Henry

Social Web Architect
http://bblfish.net/
Received on Friday, 24 June 2011 17:16:47 GMT

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