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- From: Miles Sabin <MSabin@interx.com>
- To: xml-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 11:25:54 +0000
Paul Tchistopolskii wrote,
> The sad part is that I think Google is good not because it
> works together with <meta>. I think Google is good because it
> *kills* the <meta>-based stuff. Google is utilizing many
> technologies ( see  and  ). Unfortunately, I think all
> of those technologies are almost orthogonal to markup.
[snip: Goggle using (co)citation]
Why is this sad?
Citation and co-citation work because links are semantically
rich (ie. they reflect the intentions of human authors
surprisingly well *without* needing complex domain modelling) and
don't require much cleverness on the part of search engines.
That's surely a win ... unless you think that AI is The Only Way.
Miles Sabin InterX
Internet Systems Architect 5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)20 8817 4030 London, W6 0LJ, England