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Re: Historical - Re: Proposed IETF/W3C task force: "Resource meaning" Review of new HTTPbis text for 303 See Other

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 14:54:15 +0900
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090802055414.GH24909@sideshowbarker>
"Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, 2009-08-02 14:42 +0900:

> Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, 2009-08-01 22:14 -0400:
> >  I would like to see what the documents all look like if edited to use the 
> >  words Document and Thing, and eliminate Resource. That's my best bet as to 
> >  two english words which mean as close as we can get to what we want. Note 
> >  however that the web is a new system, a design in which new concepts are 
> >  created, so we can't expect english words to exist to capture exactly the 
> >  concepts. So we take those nearby and abuse them as little as we can as far 
> >  as we can tell at the time, and then write them in initial caps to recognize 
> >  that that is what we have done.
> I wonder if Content and Thing or Contents and Things might also
> work. And when it's necessary to refer to non-Things in singular,
> "an instance of Content". (I do realize that's a lot more
> cumbersome than Document.)

Or maybe even "Content Instance" (CI). Slightly less cumbersome, and
also has the advantage of being more obviously a specific term of art.


Michael(tm) Smith
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