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   Re: RE: [xml-dev] WSIO vs. Semantic Web

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2/13/2002 12:18:30 PM, "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com> wrote:

> The
> start of the web was not a carefully-engineered phenomenon, and neither
> will these be.  At least this time around, we have even more lessons
> from which to learn 

If you're saying "let's experiment now, building from what we know
from XML and HTTP, then standardize later" I agree.
But what I'm seeing in the trade press is WE NEED WEB SERVICE 
STANDARDS NOW!  I'm worried about limiting the potential of
web services (very broadly defined) by premature standardization
on what we can do today.

>The hype around web services and semantic web serve to clarify a vision
>that people work towards.  Ballmer isn't claiming that anyone has "the
>one true religion" of how to do web services; there has got to be some
>degree of real-world growth of participation and feedback of best

Fair enough.  A certain amount of hype is necessary to jump start
the network effect.  But too much hype raises the suspicions
of people who get 10 come-ons for a Ponzi scheme in their e-mail
every day :~)  


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