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RE: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 08:40:38 -0500
Right. And the extent of what you can do
and what can be done for you depends on the
depth of information you provide for creating
the contexts for locations. For commercial
systems, this has to be the case. Think of it as
similar to augmented reality (virtual reality
impressed over a real live scene) and in fact,
combinations of 2D/3D with XML datafeeds are
well within reach today. You will
receive information in accordance with
the contexts you enable. You need a standard
for creating contexts. The location and mapping
standards already exist. The 3D standards are
available but the mapping data for usefully
applying that is expensive to create. Level
of detail as always, is the cost factor.
But the fun has already begun. Location dependent
services have been a hot topic for awhile now and
it is for us, mostly an issue of smart use of
Similar mapping/context systems already are in
use in the public safety systems. The use of
XML for these is already occurring. The applications
determine the contexts, but the basic mapping
is the same. For those familiar with OnStar, consider
a cheaper version without the operator. Because
of Federal 911 laws, the ability to locate you
with the cell phone is being put into place as
we write and already exists in some locations.
From: Francis Norton [mailto:email@example.com]
David Lyon wrote:
> Francis is definitely on the right track.
> but do we want to make something like this really happen ?
Yes. Why? Because it's an example of how the XML effect should emerge
while the XML disappears.
What's the business model of Yellow Pages? Subject pays, information
re-use is restricted (because you wouldn't carry the publisher's
adverts) but viewing is free.
If we had a web service, where anyone could register it in the UDDI
cloud, the subjects wouldn't have to pay (well, it'll probably become as
easy as publishing a home page),the info could be re-used, and anyone
could provide their own UI and/or further categorisation.
Let the fun begin!