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   RE: [xml-dev] What is "the Web"

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That's a useless definition.  It makes the Web = The Universe, 
or practically, anything on a network anywhere anytime. That 
definition is political to the max and is guaranteed to start 
the kinds of turf wars we are seeing breaking out here and 
on the TAG.

There ain't no Web.  Just parts and assemblies.  It's in 
the way that you use it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]

On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 09:19:10AM -0400, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> There is no one thing called "the Web", there are many different loosely 
> bound technologies being used in a wide variety of ways.

That's simply not true.  The Web is the information space comprising
all things with identity, whose interaction semantics are constrained
to being generic to all things with identity.

The Web does have a boundary.  It's just a very very VERY big one.


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