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RE: httpRange-14

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 15:52:41 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E1AEB@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: timbl@w3.org, tbray@textuality.com
Cc: Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM, www-tag@w3.org

TimBL said:

> You say that the TAG should concentrate on the web as it has been 
> before the semantic web and web services, and that you will 
> be happy if 
> the architecture works for that, even if it does not work for web 
> services and semantic web.
> That is a pity, partly because the web is no good unless it can be a 
> sound foundation for the semantic web and web services too. 

Reading through the current version of the architecture document,
there appears only one reference to the semantic web.

I (I guess like Tim?) believed this work to be focussed on the current
web, although the number of mentions that the semantic web has been
getting on this forum has increased markedly with references to the 
SW architecture having crept in on occasion.

 I couldn't find a requirements document, so perhaps a scoping document
would ensure which is right? Or perhaps an expansion for clarification
of section 1.1.

I also disagree that 'the web is no good unless it can be a sound foundation
for the semantic web and web services'. I find it very useful as is today.

TimBL also says,
>It is also a pity, given that the Advisory Committee asked us 
>specifically to give guidance in these new areas, with priority.

It would appear that that also hasn't got into the requirement
side, or perhaps its just that 'these new areas' need a tighter definition?

regards DaveP

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