RE: Resources and representations (was RE: Subgroup to handle semantics of HTTP etc?)

>  > From: Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)
>>  [ . . . ]
>>  The HTTP range question simply asks what sort of things can
>>  an HTTP URI refer to?
>>  And the answer given is 'any kind of thing' (whether or not
>>  their is a '#' in the spelling of the URI).
>True, but to be clear, the WebArch also imposes some additional 
>constraints that depend on: (a) what kind of resource is denoted; 
>and (b) the media type returned when the URI is dereferenced.  In 
>  - If the URI denotes a non-information resource and the URI has a 
>fragment identifier and a 200 response is returned when the racine 
>(the part before the '#') of the URI is dereferenced, then the media 
>type returned must be a media type that permits its fragment 
>identifiers to denote arbitrary resources.   For example, you may 
>return RDF but *not* (currently) HTML, because the media type for 
>RDF permits a fragment identifier to denote anything, whereas in 
>HTML a fragment identifier denotes a location within the document.

Does the HTML spec mention denotation?

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Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2007 16:30:38 UTC