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RE: Summary: Section 2: What does a URI identify?

From: Brown Mark R <BrownMarkR@JohnDeere.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 12:39:10 -0600
Message-ID: <E0AB71346DE4D411AAA50002A50726B8082C34D8@e90corp8.dx.deere.com>
To: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>
While I agree that "home page" is an unfortunate and somewhat antiquated
appelation, and realize that the concept has no real, physical definition
within the context of W3C standards and protocols, isn't it still useful to
have a way of referring to some instance or element as the "preferred entry
point" into an information set, i.e., a "home page"?
Mark R. Brown
Information Technology Analyst
Deere & Co., Moline, IL

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 12:25 PM
To: www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Re: Summary: Section 2: What does a URI identify?

At 10:16 AM 17/03/02 -0500, Mark Baker wrote:
>- I'd suggest avoiding the use of the term "home page", as I believe it
>to be an artificial construction 

Hear hear.  I remember back when I was in the web search engine
business having to break the news to frustrated management types
that "home page" is not actually something that the Web knows
about.  -Tim
Received on Monday, 18 March 2002 13:39:48 UTC

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