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From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:43:06 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0506140926480.8322@tribal.metalab.unc.edu>

Just my two-cents - great ideas and points from everyone so far. However,
what is needed is some clarity and focus since there are *so* many issues
that the TAG could just keep flitting from one issue to another. So maybe
a top-five list of issues and concrete would be useful:

1) Integrate existing standards: In particular, XML and the SemWeb 
currently co-exist in parallel universe, and there's some common problems
that the SemWeb could help solve for XML and vice versa. And then how to
integrate these better into the actual Web. Also, how do Web Services fit
into the picture? Why can't we have a WebService integrated into the 
Infoset, or the SemWeb for that matter? And how can we integrate without
making them utterly dependent on each other - i.e. keep everything open
and extensible? This means starting at leat "vision" work on AWWW Vol 2 
(SemWeb) and Vol 3 (Web Services) :)

2) Analysis of current standards: What's the uptake of standards such as 
the SemWeb and Web Services, and what could be done to either help the
uptake of these technologies? What non-W3C technologies are growing 
rapidly (P2P, blogs, etc.) and what does this mean? And lots of 
technology developed by the W3C (XML) is now serving a much wider space in the 
envisioned  - how does this change the development of the standards?  What 
simple things are hard on the Web (Web programming is still 3 tiers) and
what hard things are simple (naming via URIs)?

3) Integrate existing standards with current Web practice: For example,
it's rather interesting the TAG is rather hands-off as regards lots
of crucial web-arch, such as DNS (the naming problem in general) and
search engines.

4)httpRange-14: Make some concrete decisions about naming and identity on 
the Web, including the infamous # URI issue and the different ways the URI 
could be used.

5)Develop a glossary of terms and background info to help steer 
perma-threads such as httpRange-14 and the Web Services debates in order
to clarify things and make some concrete proposals. DanC started this I 
thought at some point...


 	Harry Halpin
 	Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Received on Tuesday, 14 June 2005 13:43:29 UTC

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