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contents are something (an article, a material, in addition, an abstract term), which is in one „fillable “range. Is between physical contents (for example the wine in a Weinflasche), measurable characteristics (for example the capacity) and abstract contents (for exampleto differentiate contents of a book).

Physical contents are goods, which are in a container - for example for storage or transport. With non-physical contents it concerns usually around data, information, or knowledgeand opinions. They can be contained in a file or a message for example or mediate also by literary work, painting or another work of art.

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the word contents existed in the medium high German yet, but cannot do only in 15. Century to be proven. At that time it was used in the legal language for contents of a letter.The different word forms (contents, inhald, innehaldt, innehold, inholde) and already before the provable inhaldung and/or. inholdinge (1393) point to a common root with the expression „delay “.

The adjektivische use contentwise aims at a distinction to the outside form off (formally or outwardly). Contentsless or contents empty somewhat insignificant without substantial statement is called.

use and meaning

which particularly as contents of an article is regarded, depends strongly on the concrete Fagestellung and the respective context.Both the qualitative aspect (which is substantial contents?) and the quantitative aspect (how much contents are available?) can be of importance. Contents of an abstract term , which can be ambiguously used , are general.

Those is frequent with contents Meaning contrary to the outward form meant. This idealistic kind of contents is called perhaps also statement , article or topic. The reduction of contents on its substantial core leads to the aristotelischen term of the Essenz, „the core statement “.

Occasionally are meant with contents also a capacity (capacity), a size of (extent) or a portion. These contents can be defined also accurately. The appropriate branch of mathematics is the masstheorie. In geometry stands Contents often briefly for the area (the surface) of an even figure or the volume ( the volume) of a body. With respect to the mathematical technical language one differentiates with respect to this connection between Jordan contents (see also Riemann integral) and the more generally applicable Lebesgue integral.

The English designation content becomes since center of the 1990er years particularly for mediale contents in the Internet and other information systems (e.g. Uses portable radio nets) also in the German linguistic usage (for example in the context content management, Web content management and Enterprise content management). The term serves particularly for the demarcation between usable information and data, which serve rather the their administration.

different methods exist

to regulation from contents to the regulation of contents. Material or mathematically definableContents can be measured usually rather accurately (see also category measuring technique). The results of measurement can be interpreted however quite different . Procedures like the documentary development or the communication-scientific content analysis aim off to determine contents as a substantial component. ThatResult is for example a kind of Inhaltsangabe.

The question, which substantial contents are, depends strongly on the context, particularly the interest and foreknowledge of the asking. The question about actual contents in the case of general is among other things article that Philosophy. The answer is closely connected with the question about the meaning and evaluation of contents. In the aesthetics for example the question about the relationship arises between contents and form: „arises with that values of a work of art [it]the condition of contents it represents, the value of the idea, which expresses itself therein, [or] on the form on, in which contents present themselves “ (Lit.: Fechner, chapter XXI).

For the marking of contents meta data serve - informationover contents. Examples of it are enclosing notes and table of contents-calibrationsneeze, which list to individual components of a work. Conclusions of the outside form of a container leave themselves partial already (e.g. a packing) or of a designation on actual contentspull. This can lead however also to false conclusions. For example another contents are to be vorgegaukelt with Mogelpackungen.

control of contents

particularly with materials, which can be harmful on health or environment, is to be guaranteed that contents not uncontrolledescape. In the case of the transport of danger property for it special precautions must be taken. If the packing is for example damaged or permeable by a hole, so that contents can withdraw, one speaks with larger systems also of a leakage. The delivery ofContents materials can take place however for example with medicaments also intended.

Also with information control of contents can be intended (censorship , data security) or intended (uninformativeness , obligation to information). Particularly with non-physical contents leaves itselfthe question ask whether vested title in the form of immaterial monopoly rights (mental property) at them can be made valid or not. Where contents can be in general form part of the iurisdiction, must be regulated in laws clearly, whatas contents to understand is and which not. In the law of the German Federal Republic over the use of Telediensten (TDG) by contents for example all data, which arrive with the user of a Teledienstes, are understood, except those, which are actually connected with transfer.


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