Re: Uniform access to descriptions

At 10:58 AM -0400 3/20/08, John Cowan wrote:
>Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol) scripsit:
>>  Hard to deploy? Well, yes and no depending on the server software
>>  you are using and your access priviledges. That's a pragmatic problem
>>  induced by the design of servers and the admin policies under which
>>  they operate. It's not a problem of Architecture.
>If you want Aunt Tillie to participate in the Semantic Web as a publisher
>and not just a passive consumer, in the same way that she can participate
>in the Document Web today, then you can't brush off the problem as
>merely pragmatic.  Architecture has to live within the constraints of
>its host environment, or it's mere beating the air.

Never mind Aunt Tillie. If you want anyone in a managed IT 
environment to do this, forget it. Its simply impossible. That is 
most of the programmers on the planet, I would guess. And no 
web-hosting service is going to allow its users to do this, either. 
So if the TAG makes a RrrrrULING like this, the entire world outside 
the W3C is just going to smile tolerantly and ignore it.


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