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

"Michael(tm) Smith" <>, 2009-08-02 14:42 +0900:

> Tim Berners-Lee <>, 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

Received on Sunday, 2 August 2009 05:54:32 UTC