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From: Oscar Godson <oscargodson@outlook.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:07:04 -0800
Message-ID: <BLU200-W5E3538E17C87C2DCA5AB2AE250@phx.gbl>
To: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-philoweb@w3.org" <public-philoweb@w3.org>
(1) It seems like a structured XML language, correct? I've never done any .NET programming so I've never really used it, but from my understanding it's still structured where each top level tag has a meaning such as <Canvas>. Doesn't seem much different then the current state of HTML except different tag names (i.e. <body> is sort of like the <Canvas>).
(2) Just in general? I think they're great overall. It allows non-programmers to create content for the web or other devices that support HTML/CSS/JS/etc. Currently they generally create bad markup, but with my proposal they would be able to generate mostly their own markup using markup that makes sense to them. 
(3) First time I saw the spec I thought, "finally!" I love the idea and can't wait for it to become fully implemented.
(4) Do you have an example or spec I can see? I'm not sure I understand the question enough to answer. 
To clarify about the app store quote. I don't mean a centralized app store whatsoever. I wouldn't like that and I'd be against it. I mean the web is becoming full of "apps" rather than web pages. So, for books, you might go to some site for books. Currently you might go to Amazon.com but in the future I see Amazon.com having a web based Kindle app at like amazon.com/kindle or whatever. I don't mean a centralized app store tho just the web is moving from web pages to web apps and you'd consume content such as books on a book web app rather than a web page.
I'm not entirely sure I understand the "The current administration presides over an almost Ford-era executive branch which includes new organizations forged on an anvil of fascism with a hammer of terror." comments. I love talking about politics, but I'm not sure this is the place, but correct me if I'm wrong. :) 

From: adamsobieski@hotmail.com
To: oscargodson@outlook.com
CC: public-html@w3.org; public-philoweb@w3.org
Subject: RE: HTML6
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:18:56 +0000

Oscar Godson,

Greetings.  The onset of HTML 5.1 is a good time to discuss new ideas and concepts for HTML.

(1) What do you think about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)?

(2) What do you think about GUI widgets-based approaches to documents in the context of document authoring software such as iBooks Author 2.0, Adobe Edge Animate, Visual Web Developer, or other IDE's?

(3) What do you think about HTML templates (http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/templates/index.html)?

(4) What do you think about IS&R into multimedia widgets-based documents, and bookmarking or opening such documents to specific configurations?

Also, as an aside, there is a Web Philosophy Community Group (http://www.w3.org/community/philoweb/), and, with regard to your indication that "the web is moving towards a giant app store and we need to embrace it", some contributors here may have other ideas, ideas about other models of the Web.

The remainder of this letter broaches a reaction to your claim that "the web is moving towards a giant app store and we need to embrace it" and presents an invitation to additionally participate in the Web Philosophy Community Group.

In the context of digital documents, books and textbooks, when I hear app store, I think about concerns; concerns that the public may have.  Concerns about syndicates, quasi-government organizations, nationalist agendas, and conspiracies reaching into the highest levels of government.

Some Americans have concerns that all but political scientists are underinformed about what some bureaucrats' agendas might be with regard to the Web, behind a facade of some telepersonable Democrats in the White House.  The current administration presides over an almost Ford-era executive branch which includes new organizations forged on an anvil of fascism with a hammer of terror.

In the current political climate, in the present day United States of America, some allege that there exist various partisan, bipartisan and nonpartisan interest groups and lobbying organizations interested in the content of documents, books and textbooks, interested in information available to the public, information in the news, and information on the Web.

Americans have concerns about state participation in what some refer to as a ghastly molecule of information corporatism.  For example, there are a few contentious topics pertaining to American history, social studies, and the years of the George W. Bush administration.  Some such topics which were a part of a Texastbooks controversy (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/17/AR2010031700560.html).  Many Americans have opinions, including about a wider set of content-related topics, and a free marketplace, with a diverse set of products, and distributed, decentralized consumer processes, by elected and well-informed schoolboards, is how we do things in the United States of America.

Many Americans are still somewhat upset about when a syndicate tried to indicate that digital textbooks should be sold to schoolboards across the United States of America via a centralized app store model.  Many Americans are somewhat upset about sponsored stories in places of socialization, free speech and assembly.

Summarily, beyond hypertext, HTML 5, 5.1, 5.2 and 6 topics, there are available other forums, including at least one Community Group for discussion about Web philosophy (http://www.w3.org/community/philoweb/).  Your claims that "the web is moving towards a giant app store and we need to embrace it" can be discussed there.  Here, however, we collegially discuss hypertext technologies, for example points (1), (2), (3) and (4).

Kind regards,

Adam Sobieski 		 	   		   		 	   		  
Received on Monday, 7 January 2013 20:07:33 UTC

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