Thread Subject: Re: Definition of Web Content
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From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Mon, Jun 25 2007 11:35 AM
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Let me pose some suggested answers to my own questions:
Web content is content which uses mark-up that is interpreted by the
user-agent which also interprets HTML.
This definition would say that just as an example, PDF is not web
content even when presented by a plug-in since that plug-in isn't
interpreting the HTML.
This definition would say that email presented from an HTML source is
web-content since it is interpreted HTML, even if it is in a
software-user agent for email not just web browsing. It would also
indicate that HTML help within an application is web content since the
user-agent is interpreting HTML, no matter if it is embedded in another
I don't think including all content as web content is our most effective
approach, but may be workable if we code the web-content provisions
broadly enough. We might lose some specificity we really wanted in
doing so however.
Allen Hoffman -- = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ; v: 202-447-0303
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