Re: Classification of ISSUE-57 change proposals

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Noah Mendelsohn <> wrote:
> On 3/30/2012 11:56 AM, Jonathan A Rees wrote:
>> Hmm... I agree in spirit, but as an aside I quibble with the phrasing
>> of the last part, and since terminology is really screwing us over I
>> want to hit what you say hard. "Representation" remember is a war
>> zone, with Roy using it one way (see REST and HTTPbis) and TimBL using
>> it another. It is an instrument of propaganda. In Roy's view a
>> description could very well be a representation; in TimBL's that is
>> not enough.
> I don't think we need to fight that war to get as far as agreeing on the
> spirit of the Self-describing Web finding:

I tried to be clear in my message, let me try again: I do agree with
the spirit and what you said. I was just doing an aside, a terminology
quibble, really quite unrelated to what you meant to say. With TAG
members I am going to be a pain in the butt regarding terminology,
especially "representation" - get used to it! I am trying to train
everyone to be clear, and if they someone uses a disputed word in a
way I don't like, to be explicit about which meaning they intend when
they use it.


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