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RE: Subgroup to handle semantics of HTTP etc?

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:40:04 +0000
To: "wangxiao@musc.edu" <wangxiao@musc.edu>, "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>
CC: W3C-TAG Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Jonathan A Rees <jar@mumble.net>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
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> From: Xiaoshu Wang [mailto:wangxiao@musc.edu]
< [ . . . ]
> Is there any distinguishable difference between a "document
> (awww:InformationResource)" and a person?
> Current, AWWW thinks so (from my understanding).  I think not, which I
> just responded to Noah's question.
> [ . . . ]

There *is* an architectural difference between things that can emit HTTP 200 response codes and things that cannot, because the WebArch has more to say about those things that emit 200 response codes.  The WebArch does not have more to say about people.  That is why the definition of "information resource" should be corrected to be clear that an "information resource" is a thingy that can emit HTTP 200 response codes with bit strings that the WebArch calls "representations".[1]

1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2007Oct/0025.html

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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