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   RE: [xml-dev] What is "the Web"

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

Quantum computation is coming round to the idea that information is
physical. I think you'd be hard to put to get your definition taken
seriously in that field.


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

By your definition, can you name something that isnít on the web? 


> If you don't believe me, name something with identity, 
> anywhere in the universe, that cannot respond (directly or by 
> proxy) to a GET invocation.

By your definition, the only thing I can thing of is the Web
itself.

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