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   Re: [xml-dev] XML/RDF

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> > To me, it is just the union of 
> >the localized domains with links between them where possible. If there 
> >is value in the localized domains, why would the integration of them 
> >into a Web of links be problematic?
> Nothing that I know of offhand.  Can it cope with inconsistencY
> of assertions?

Can the Web cope with conflicting statements and differences in opinion 
expressed in content?

> Can it actually work without an
> "ontology authority" to maintain trust and consistency across domains?

Can the Web work without a linking authority to guarantee links, and to 
establish trust of content?

> Will the spammers, pornographers, and assorted slimeballs co-opt it
> for their purposes?

Can the Web survive the coopting of spammers, pornographers, and assorted 
slimeballs?  How about specific Web facilities such as Google?

> All that remains to be seen.

Ah, but will you admit it if/when you see it?  :-)

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind
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