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

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:01:13 -0700
Message-ID: <19101.46537.722551.722831@retriever.mtv.corp.google.com>
To: timbl@w3.org
Cc: phayes@ihmc.us, fielding@gbiv.com, masinter@adobe.com, julian.reschke@gmx.de, mnot@mnot.net, www-tag@w3.org
And fast-forwarding to the Web of today:

TimBL>    The semantics of the hash sign are defined web-wide  
TimBL> to mean that "a#b" can be used to denote whatever is denoted by "b" in  
TimBL> the document denoted by "a".

transmutes into 

A#B  means pass B as an argument into whatever A  returns ---
this is how many AJAX-powered Web applications extend the meaning
of '#'. One could squint at this and pretend that  the earlier
behavior that Tim describes 
fits into this new model by saying:

"Just believe that HTML pages with no script in them --- or
alternatively, HTML pages that didn't have a script in them that
consumed 'B' behave "as if there were a onLoad document handler
that put focus on B".
But I believe that interpretation is a mistake, because it goes
down the rat-hole of describing the meaning of content in terms
of user-agent vehavior.

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