Re: Web neurons

John Middlemas (john@eco.powernet.co.uk)
Thu, 23 May 1996 13:21:53 +0100


Message-Id: <199605231231.NAA05600@power1.powernet.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 13:21:53 +0100
To: "Colin P. A. Kennedy" <kennedy@duracef.shout.net>
From: john@eco.powernet.co.uk (John Middlemas)
Subject: Re: Web neurons
Cc: www-html@w3.org


>There is a reason for CGI, you know.

Yes, for example to take client input from an HTML form and say search a
database on the server. A single server application.

But as I understand it, CGI cannot easily set up the sort of automatic
"chain reaction" I referred to involving possibly hundreds of different servers.

There has to be a simple and standard protocol in place to allow this. Maybe
HTML is not the best place to do this. A neural-network type structure has
been suggested instead and this is probably preferable, but the resistance
to scrapping HTML would be immense.

Thanks for the reply

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John Middlemas
john@eco.powernet.co.uk