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Re: Internet Data Base

From: Paulo Patricio <pjpatricio@bes.pt>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:29:22 +0000
To: www-talk@w3.org
Cc: teun@chello.nl
Message-id: <5.1.1.6.0.20021212172525.00a9c470@mail.bes.gbes>

Your ideia remember me Web Services.

Paulo Patricio.

At 16:14 12-12-2002 +0100, you wrote:

>L.S.,
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>Problem:
>The internet has a problem. The problem is data. Data is currently stored 
>(spread) in an unrelated way in separate files or separate (unrelated) 
>databases.
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>Solution:
>What about making a specification for storing data in a tree-based 
>(XML-like) database? By enabling linking between data (nodes), we ensure 
>that data can be unique (stored and maintaned in 1 location). We can use 
>XPath to retrieve the data from this database.
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>How:
>The data is stored as XML on different servers.
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>A trusted party can perhaps create/maintain root nodes (rootnodenames) 
>(like categories) to be independent from ip addresses and domain names.
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>The data is transmitted as XML (encoded in unicode, UTF-8) over http. 
>(possibly gzipped encrypted)
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>The data is queried by XPath (slightly modified because of the links and 
>spread over multiple machines)
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>The data is secured by some access control mechanism per subtree/node.
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>We'd need to define a way to add/modify/delete data from this database.
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>We'd need to define a whole set (library) of DTD's/Schemas/Relax NG's for 
>specific subsets of data (a photoalbum, corporate contact information, 
>whatever), this is important for machine-readability and ensuring metadata 
>stored with data (we want loads of metadata, lack of metadata is what 
>makes the internet hard to search currently))
>
>(We could also define how different database servers have 
>contact/interact, maybe in a p2p (peer to peer) way, with a method to find 
>each other (rendezvous) and methods to cache data locally.)
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>If you have any comments on this idea feel free to bash it, praise it, or 
>improve it.
>
>Kind Regards, Teun van Eijsden
Received on Thursday, 12 December 2002 12:29:10 GMT

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