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Re: Showing the Semantic Web - Could Tabulator publish?...

From: Daniel Harris <daniel@kendra.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:58:53 +0000
Message-ID: <43D4E11D.3010305@kendra.org.uk>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
CC: Jeroen van der Ham <vdham@science.uva.nl>, Emmanuel Pietriga <emmanuel.pietriga@inria.fr>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>

Hi Tim,

I think you're right. People want to see everyday data arranged in simple formats, such
as tabular, but also that fits the genre of the data being displayed.

As I understand it, the great thing about the Web was the Browser. And the great thing
about the Browser was that it was conceived as both a viewing tool and a publishing
tool. Wasn't that the idea? Update websites as easily as read from them?

Could the Tabulator have semantic publishing facilities too? Like being able to add data 
to (annotate) an event, or track, or whatever?

It's what users will want to be able to do - publish and browse - from the same
application. I know I do.

Cheers Daniel

On 20 01 2006 15:30, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> The Tabulator
> http://www.w3.org/2005/ajar/tab
> was made to address this problem that a person needs to be able to  look 
> at real semntic web data in a natural way.  It has an outline  view and 
> a table view. (It is experimental, and you have to run it on  Firefox 
> with codebase_principals set -- see the Help.)
> People need to be abel to see their data as you see tracks in iTunes  or 
> bank statements in Quicken or events in a Calendar, and so on.
> Also look at mSpace, which is fancier, but tailored to a specific
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