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I'd agree with 5 also except that realistically,
I have to include other file formats such as
PDF and VRML97. Of course, VRML will now include
an XML encoding (X3D) so that joins the markup
family in the same way as SVG.
On the other hand, it's just the Internet now.
Journalists starting dropping WWW from their
articles a few years ago and "web" has become
synonymous with "Internet" although that is
not very accurate.
Hmm... Boltzman outs again. We can refer to
so many things with one term, the term loses
meaning. That may be another outcome of the
From: David Orchard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:email@example.com]
> Would the web still be the web without HTTP?
Fascinating question. Is the web identified by protocols, formats,
identifiers, or some combination? Is the web:
1) HTML, URLs, HTTP?
2) XML and HTML, URLs, HTTP
3) XML, URLs, HTTP
4) XML, URIs
5) XML and HTML, URIs
or some other combinations?
I tend to personally think the web is #5 and it typically uses HTTP.
If I build an RDF application using URIs and I use gnutella/tcp to
distribute it, is it part of the web?
If I build a SOAP document and ship it via SMTP, is it part of the web?