Re: [web-annotation] Remove purpose=commenting requirement from bodyValue


> On 23 May 2016, at 19:39, Rob Sanderson <> 
> We heard several times last week that there was confusion as to why 
the bodyValue text must be treated as commenting, rather than simply 
following the motivation for the Annotation.
> As purpose is not required for TextualBody, there's no way to 
introspect on the bodyValue to figure out what it should be, we heard 
a lot of requests for using it for plain text tagging ... I propose to
 remove the restriction that the purpose must be considered to be 
commenting. A system encountering an annotation with a motivation that
 isn't commenting and with bodyValue would not know what to do.

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