You are begging the question in these. Visible web
and invisible web are equally valuable. XML is plumbing but without it,
you have to walk to the outhouse in the cold weather. Trust me, that is
not a comfortable trip.
Assertion #7 reveals the strength and the weakness of
networked systems. They act as an amplifier of information. They
don't necessarily act as a validator. Crowds don't always check their
facts; thus, superstition is amplified as well as knowledge. This
creates resonant nodes that cancel information and chaotic conditions. One
strategy is to identify the analog to Lagrange points in the manifold if the
intension is to use low energy systems to influence the message
Assertion # 8: Limiting the availability of
information has high value when the intension is to shield it from resonant
Assertion # 10: False in the general case.
Only true for information that has the lowest classification for security.
Remember, the highest classification dominates the document, not the
lowest. That is why the XPath injection attack succeeds but is not a newly
discovered phenomenon as Obguji asserts in his article. It is a basic
tenet of classification systems. The article is a god example of the
problem of Assertion # 7 not in that its main signal is wrong but the nested
signal reinforces a superstition.
Assertion #12: Only true in a limited sense. For maximum
impact, learn to target. For efficiency, learn to trade time and energy
appropriately for the intent (ie, learn to selectively use low energy and high
energy transport strategies).
There didn’t seem to
be any objection to the assertion that HTML is the primary markup language for
the visible Web, and that XML is not appropriate for the visible Web. This
is very interesting, as some rather revealing assertions may be
more a piece of knowledge becomes available, the more valuable it potentially
becomes, because of the wider array of possible uses for
The quote is from: The Wisdom of Crowds by James
Surowiecki, p. 166-167.
on the hidden Web has limited availability.
on the visible Web has wide availability. (There are a billion Internet
users. Potentially each of them could use information that is on the
information is most valuable when available on the visible
services are part of the hidden Web, and thus obsessing over their nature
(e.g., SOAP versus REST) is not
maximum impact, focus your main efforts on making information available on the