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Re: Reinventing Web applications

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:16:25 -0400
Message-ID: <53A8A739.2060306@openlinksw.com>
To: public-hydra@w3.org
On 6/23/14 4:56 PM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
> It's certainly a fuzzy line but for me a Web specification is something that is exposed on the Web and used by different independent systems without central coordination.

Not really. It's an application that leverages HTTP for interaction. 
"Exposure on the Web" is inaccurate. Taking that position leads people 
to assume that whenever you build so called "Web apps" they have to be 
publicly available over the World Wide Web. In fact, this is all about 
webby data and webby interactions.

>   This is not really the case here AFAICT. The description will be used by the processor (the server) internally. It uses it to know how to server the data it has. The client, AFAICT, doesn't see this description (and doesn't need to see it).

A client and server can have their interactions driven by hypermedia 
based content, accessible from HTTP locations. The nature of the 
interactions can be progressively understood as interactions and data 
state transitions evolve.

Ultimately, a client needs to understand what's contained in a payload. 
Likewise, so does a server. RDF enables machines (be them client, 
servers, or peers) to understand the hypermedia payloads that are 
encountered during message exchanges. No different to how we actually 
work in the real-world.



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