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RE: Uniform access to descriptions

From: Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol) <skw@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:06:30 +0000
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
CC: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9674EA156DA93A4F855379AABDA4A5C611A1A8310E@G5W0277.americas.hpqcorp.net>

> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@ccil.org]
> Sent: 20 March 2008 14:59
> To: Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)
> Cc: Harry Halpin; Jonathan Rees; www-tag@w3.org WG
> Subject: Re: Uniform access to descriptions
>
> Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol) scripsit:
>
> > Hard to deploy? Well, yes and no depending on the server software
> > you are using and your access priviledges. That's a
> pragmatic problem
> > induced by the design of servers and the admin policies under which
> > they operate. It's not a problem of Architecture.
>
> If you want Aunt Tillie to participate in the Semantic Web as a publisher
> and not just a passive consumer, in the same way that she can participate
> in the Document Web today, then you can't brush off the problem as
> merely pragmatic.  Architecture has to live within the constraints of
> its host environment, or it's mere beating the air.

Well... we have a wonderful tradition of boxing ourselves in to corners because of the way things have been implemented rather than taking advantage of the way they were designed... (evolution of HTML browsers comes to mind).

> --
> Go, and never darken my towels again!           John Cowan
>         --Rufus T. Firefly                      http://ccil.org/~cowan

Stuart
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