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Re: What is the nature of HTML 4.0? was RE: Proposal for newRDDLnatures

  • From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@m...>
  • To: John Cowan <jcowan@r...>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 13:07:17 -0500

html assignments
John Cowan wrote:

> > -- http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/

> > -- http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/text/html
> That would represent HTML generically, any version.

> > -- http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd
> That would represent HTML 4.0 Strict.

This analysis is right on. Does this demonstrate a hierarchy of natures
similar to a type hierarchy? Such a hierarchy of natures is distinct from a
classic type hierarchy as it cuts across types incorporating content-types,
document types and (perhaps in another example schema types).

Yet this heirarchy is not obvious from examining the URIs themselves and so
we need a way to express its definition.

Perhaps in english as:

 resources which have a nature of http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/ are defined to
inherit the nature of

and perhaps in RDDL as:


><p>Resources which have a specific nature of HTML 4.0 i.e.
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/ have a more general nature of text/html i.e.



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