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Re: What does a document mean?

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 20:43:38 -0500
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFDB1C9ABD.EBDD827A-ON85256B90.000A4697@lotus.com>
Elliotte Rusty Harold writes:

>>An unrelated point: is it possible that a document 
>>is an infinite or at least indefinite stream of bits? 
>> If not, we should  state that a document is a finite 
>> stream of bits.

Tim Bray:

>> Yes, we should state that.

"Yes, it MAY be infinite/of-indefinite-extent" or "yes, clarify finite"?

Seems to me that the ability to have a URI for a conceptually endless 
stream, such as a log, is important.

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