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XKMS; where's the Web?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 13:40:53 -0500
To: www-xkms@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040209134053.C31315@www.markbaker.ca>


I'll try to be polite, because I don't believe I know many of you, but
I have to wonder, what does XKMS/XKMS2 have to do with the Web exactly?
URIs aren't used for important resources, nor is HTTP GET used for
retrieving data.  Are you familiar at all with the TAG's work, where
they have, for example, recommended that GET be used whenever you're
"asking a question", or "performing a query"[1]?

It seems that XKMS is a "Web services" effort, which is ok in that Web
services are happening, in part, at the W3C.  But they also have some
serious architectural problems in their current form, and XKMS* seems to
have embraced many of their worst practices ... at least IMHO.

I think XKMS2, as an attempt to improve upon v1, would do well to
embrace Web architecture.


 [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/whenToUseGet.html

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Monday, 9 February 2004 13:40:52 UTC

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