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- From: David Brownell <email@example.com>
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 11:03:41 -0700
John Cowan wrote:
> David Brownell wrote:
> > If the semantic content is a "web" then anything short of looking at
> > the whole web at once (yeah, right!) is looking through a "firewall".
> There is a fundamental difference between providing a multiplicity
> of views and creating a semantic firewall.
I think you're agreeing with me, then, when you say that providing
only one "view" is a firewall.
The example you give of "source only" (v. "binary only") not being a
firewall supports what I said too -- since that's an example of looking
at the "whole web", for an extremely restrictive view of "web".
If I were to attach some source code to this message, it wouldn't
really be sufficient _in itself_ to present a web. You'd need to
know something about its platform environment to compile or execute
it -- more of its web. You'd need to know something about its intent
to choose whether to try -- more of its web. Perhaps you'd need to
understand the language(s) it used -- more of its web. And so on.
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