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At 1:41 PM +0100 1/19/02, Nicolas Lehuen wrote:

>The human-readable documentation should really come separately and be linked
>like any other resource (schema, etc.), not embedded inside the resource
>list. A first step, if you really want to keep RDDL's semantics, would be to
>take out all human-readable text in separate files, define a purpose of
>"human-readable documentation", and different natures for English, French,
>German, Swahili, etc. Or maybe the nature of such a resource would be XHTML
>and we would have to add the support for xml:lang in resource descriptors.

Your approach shows insufficient respect for human users. The human 
types a URL into the web browser location bar. The browser should 
provide them with a reasonable response. It is the computer's job to 
adapt to the needs of human beings, not the job of human beings to 
adapt to the needs of the computer. This is, of course, a value 

I am a human being. Please do not fold, spindle, or mutilate.

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