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Re: The self-describing web...

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 02:59:18 +0000
Message-ID: <43BB3A06.4000102@eircom.net>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, www-tag@w3.org

Dan Connolly wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 15:52 -0500, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> [...]
> 
>>Bottom line: the reader of a document is ultimately responsible for 
>>understanding the document. Different readers will understand different 
>>things.
> 
> 
> In extreme cases, yes; but mostly, they'll understand the same
> thing; that's where the web gets its value. It facilitates
> shared understanding by providing mechanisms to bind (relatively) small
> symbols like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAR_Camp to interesting and
> useful meanings.

For XML documents: isn't this why we have the application/xml+ range of
mimetypes?

cheers
Bill
Received on Wednesday, 4 January 2006 02:59:28 UTC

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