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From: Mike Champion [mailto:email@example.com]
On Tue, 7 Jan 2003 08:21:20 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len)
>> Are hypertext controls the best way to get the job done? Why?
Doug Englebart, Ted Nelson, Tim Berners-Lee, let the list thrive of
those who have claimed to understand this topic.
The question is designed to elicit a discussion of "The Job".
The owner of The Job.
>HTML was derided by hypertext gurus,
Who cares? It still is.
>....but those stupid little href attributes have proven to be immensely useful
For? That's the meat.
>Can XML on the Web live up to its potential until Google knows how XML
>documents are linked?
Who knows? In fact, until you can tell Google finally what a link is
and does, who cares?
>What's the best way to make that happen, persuade
>Google (and the rest of the world) to support XLink, or put the linking
>construct that Google (and the rest of the world) understands into XML?
I'd wager they have to understand a lot more than that to do Their Job.
>> Because it is common isn't a sufficient argument. So were handcranks for
>> starting automobiles.
>So is gravity.
Ever try to obsolete or upgrade gravity?