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- To: "Costello, Roger L." <email@example.com>, "XML Developers List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Utilizing the Web's Whole Information Space, i.e., Mechanisms/Patterns of Information Usage and Formation?
- From: "Nathan Young -X \(natyoung - Artizen at Cisco\)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:53:06 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Utilizing the Web's Whole Information Space, i.e., Mechanisms/Patterns of Information Usage and Formation?
I could be totally missing what you are trying to talk about but...
I hear you possibly talking about publishing->storage->delivery and the
variations on those.
Publishing modes could be:
- push documents onto web server
- edit web content using a web interface
Storage modes could be:
- store as documents
- store as database records
Retrieval modes could be:
- retrive as document
- retrieve as service
Or am I totally off track with what you are asking?
In the list you started to make, you listed RSS, wiki, and web
services/content. I see RSS and wiki as both being under the umbrella
of web services/content.
If you want to talk about the web as being information that's available
in a variety of modes, a list might look like:
- web page content
- RSS feeds
- annotations/shared bookmarks
- tag collections like http://www.technorati.com/search/semantic+web
- derived meta information (link graph analyses like google, content
re-interpretations like flikr spell: http://metaatem.net/words/xml+rocks
- trust/association webs (I don't think this exists yet)
Actually you could build a much bigger list if you don't limit yourself
to what currently exists. Ironically that seems to characterize the
semantic web to date.
CDC Site Dev->Interface Development Team
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 5:05 AM
> To: XML Developers List
> Subject: [xml-dev] Utilizing the Web's Whole Information
> Space, i.e., Mechanisms/Patterns of Information Usage and Formation?
> Hi Folks,
> My objective is:
> - to understand the Web as a "space" of information
> - to learn to take effective advantage of the whole space
> of information
> In other words, to effectively utilize the Web I must be able
> to exploit all the information, not just information from,
> say, web services.
> I am seeking your thoughts on this topic.
> The above is pretty abstract, so let me make it more concrete.
> Let me start by giving my definition of the Web, and then a
> concrete statement of my objective:
> Definition: The Web is a network of information, that can be
> traversed and assembled in user-specified ways.
> Problem: If the Web is all about creating and exploiting
> networks of information, then it makes sense to understand
> the Web's fundamental mechanisms/patterns of information
> formation and usage. So, the problem is to identify the
> mechanisms/patterns of information usage and formation on the
> Web today.
> Here is the list that I have compiled thus far:
> 1. RSS/Atom: information is syndicated. That is, consumers
> pull the information. The information contains links which
> enable the consumer to traverse to information that is of
> interest or value.
> 2. Wiki: information is collaboratively grown. The
> information is massively connected to other information, thus
> reflecting the many ways that knowledge intertwines.
> 3. Traditional Web Sites and Web Services: information is
> exposed (made available). If a consumer wants it, he must go
> and get it. Information is exchanged. The information is
> linked to other related information.
> These mechanisms/patterns all contribute to the Web's
> information space. Effective use of the Web requires me to
> understand and utilize the whole information space, i.e., all
> of these mechanisms/patterns.
> What other fundamental mechanisms/patterns are there on the
> Web today, that contribute to the whole information space? /Roger