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Re: XBL is (mostly) W3C redundant, and CSS is wrong W3C layer for semantic behavior *markup

From: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 14:47:24 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20030103143924.018f2700(null)>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

I am searching the w3c.org to see if I can find a definition of "semantics"
that relates to specifications.

So far no concise definition found.

I did find something related to semantics from Tim Berners-Lee on goals of
Semantic Web:


"Each field had made certain ___CENTRALIST__ assumptions -- if not in the
philosophy, then in the implementations, which __PREVENTED__ them from
spreading globally...We __REMOVE__ the __CENTRALIZED__ concepts of absolute
truth, total knowledge, and total provability..."


"The __PROBLEM___ with all such systems was that they were conceptually or
physically __CENTRALIZED__. They required link __GLOBAL__ __CONSISTENCY___."

So what Tim Berners-Lee is saying is same as what I am saying, which is
that you can not centralize semantics.

Ian, there are the references you requested to refute your concept of

I will look for more...

-Shelby Moore
Received on Friday, 3 January 2003 15:46:16 UTC

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