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

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 18:19:16 +0000
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
CC: W3C-TAG Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <184112FE564ADF4F8F9C3FA01AE50009D36A891CC4@G1W0486.americas.hpqcorp.net>

[Oops, I hit send prematurely a moment ago.]

> From: Pat Hayes [mailto:phayes@ihmc.us]
> [ . . . ]
> Does the HTML spec mention denotation?

Yes, but not using that word.  :)  The HTML 4.01 spec uses the term "refer to":
and the text/html media type spec RFC 2854 uses the term "designates":
and URI spec RFC 3986 uses the term "identfied":
as does most of the WebArch document:

In these contexts I think all of these terms are intended to mean the same thing, which is the idea that a URI is associated with a resource:

I currently prefer the term "denote", but pick one of the others if you prefer.

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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