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Re: The Two Way Web

From: Mark Baker <mark.baker@Canada.Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:41:36 -0500
Message-ID: <38CD2850.DB584974@canada.sun.com>
To: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
CC: Larry Masinter <LM@att.com>, "Box, Don" <dbox@develop.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Dave Winer wrote:
> >>doesn't explain what you want to be "two-way".
> Here's the key quote:
> "In other words, if you want the best Web editing environment, you have to
> figure out how to connect the best writing, design and graphics tools to the
> content system, as if they were Web browsers."
> Imagine a word processor that's wired into a web site, not the kind of web
> site that DAV supports, but a content managed website.

How "wired"?  Presumably you'd want to decouple the word processor
from the web site so that you and I could use different word
processors, right?

> We could have built on DAV, but we would have only been able to do what it
> permits, which isn't all that we want to do.

If you've got the time, I'd really like to see an example of what
you felt you couldn't do with HTTP or WebDAV.

> Rather than write a full specification for the software we already have
> running, you could create your own site, learn how it works, and imagine a
> writing, design and graphic tool that was designed to plug right into it.

HTTP can carry a variety of media types, and most browsers can
be configured to activate a local application based on that type.

For the other direction, your choices are to use a word processor
that does HTTP, or to save it and then upload it via the browser
and a suitably designed HTML form.

Received on Monday, 13 March 2000 12:40:41 UTC

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