Message-Id: <199906291541.RAA06460@www4.inria.fr> From: Daniel Dardailler <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 17:41:13 +0200 Subject: Review WCA-terms A few comments on http://www.w3.org/1999/05/WCA-terms/ The only thing that I insist on seeing incorporated is the device independence blurl about Page Rendition, not Visual. > Therefore, we define the following terms to address the question of "What is > the Web?" from the perspective of Web Characterization. For the purposes of > Web Characterization research, the Web may be viewed as consisting of three > components: the core, the neighborhood, and the periphery: > > [Scope of the Web fromWCA's perspective] I find this figure rather useless, limit to being satiric :-) (like the [packet header|packet body|packet trailer] block) > Web Core > > The collection of resources residing on the Internet that can be accessed > using any implemented version of HTTP as part of the protocol stack (or its > equivalent), either directly or via an intermediary. > > Notes: By the term "or its equivalent" we consider any version of HTTP that > is currently implemented as well as any new standards which may replace HTTP > (HTTP-NG, for example). Also, we include any protocol stack including HTTP > at any level, for example HTTP running over SSL. How about FTP ? I would have placed that in Web Core as well. > 2.1 Web Clients > > Concepts relating to the process of accessing Web resources and render Web > resource manifestations. > > Web Client > > A client that is capable of accessing Web resources by issuing requests and > render responses containing Web resource manifestations. > > Examples: A Web browser, a harvester, a spider ... We call that a User Agent in WAI land (see http://www.w3.org/WAI). We also have "Authoring Tools" that I think is worth mentioning in the vocabulary. > Explicit Web request: > A request that is initiated manually by the user. I suggest User Web Request > Implicit Web request: > A request that is initiated transparently by the Web client, without > manual intervention on the part of the user, as an ancillary event > corresponding to an explicit Web request. Automatic Web Request > User-input Web request: > A request for dereferencing a URI supplied by the user directly to the > Web client: e.g., typed into the address window, bookmarks, history, User-input is too broad (clicking is user input too) I suggest: Direct Web requect, or Independent Web Request. > Page View > > Visual rendering of a Web page in a specific client environment at a > specific point in time. Call that "Page Rendition" please, this is not just about visual! > Examples: Displaying a particular Web page in Internet Explorer is a > pageview; displaying the same page in Netscape Navigator is a different page > view. Examples: Voicing out a web page in pwWebSpeak or EmacsSpeak. > Host Page > > A Web page identified by a URI containing an <authority> component but where > the <path> component is either empty or simply consists of a single "/" > only. > > Examples: The Web pages identified by http://www.w3.org and > http://www.cern.ch are host pages I'd call that the Root Page, or Top Page. > Web site I prefer Host site. > Independent Web Page > > A Web page that is not part of the Web site associated with its network > location. Specifically, it is not possible to reach the Web page in question > by traversing a sequence of links internal to the Web site, beginning at the > host page. The concept of independent - hidden by obscurity - page is theorital in effect, and I'm not sure one can prove a page is independent after a while. > Web Site Publisher > > A person or corporate body that is the primary claimant to the rewards or how about "is responsible of the Web site" it's not just about rewards. > Subsite > > A cluster of Web pages within a Web site, that is maintained by a different > publisher than that of the parent Web site, or host site. The subsite > publisher exercises editorial control over the Web pages comprising the > subsite, perhaps restrained by some broad guidelines imposed by the host > site publisher. if I call the above a Host site, then I would want to call this one a Web site, as in "have you checked my web site". > Web Collection > > A portion or section of a Web site, consisting of two or more Web pages, > that represents a non-trivial, self-contained resource, but is still > maintained by the same publisher of the overall Web site. and this one a subsite.