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   RE: [xml-dev] well-formed Web

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 1:50 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org; joe@bitworking.org
> Dare writes:
> > I read it. I'm not sure what you saw that is supposedly 
> particularly 
> > insightful about the piece. The message seems to be "we 
> don't need RDF 
> > to create a semantic web, all we need is Google and XML". I 
> actually 
> > don't see what XML has to do with anything
> So the notion of a Web that makes information more accessible 
> to computers is just uninteresting to you?  Shared structured 
> labeled content considered pointless?

The web described by Joe Gregorio has nothing to do with XML and
everything to do with buyers & sellers agreeing on shared semantics and
manipulating Google to become their global marketplace. Agreeing on
shared semantics is the crux of the matter not whether XML, RDF or
whatever fashionable markup buzzword is of interest to you. Manipulating
Google in the manner described is already possible today, the question
is whether Google will stnad for it since they are known to hand tweak
their algorithms if necessary to change undesirable results. 

> Oh well.  I guess the well-formed Web Joe describes is more 
> interesting to me than the Web Services stuff that keeps 
> getting pushed as the answer.
> http://simonstl.com/articles/weblike.html

What does web services have to do with anything??? 

The meek shall inherit the Earth....if that's all right with the rest of

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