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- Subject: [SUMMARY #1] Why is there little usage of XML on the 'visible Web'?
- From: "Costello, Roger L." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:00:43 -0400
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- Thread-topic: [SUMMARY #1] Why is there little usage of XML on the 'visible Web'?
many thanks for your outstanding comments. Below I have tried to recap the
core assertions. I am sure that many of the assertions could be worded
better or more precisely. Please let me know. And as always, I
welcome your critique of the assertions. /Roger
There is little usage of XML on the visible
Web. That is, the
information available to the end user (or his/her browser) is primarily in
the form of (X)HTML, not XML.
is not appropriate for the visible Web. XML
will continue to have limited usage on the visible
Web. As Len Bullard says, “XML
the visible Web, (X)HTML will continue to be the primary markup
language for the foreseeable
more a resource makes available its information (in an appropriate way) on the
visible Web, the more useful and beneficial it becomes to the Web
Web services are part of the hidden Web,
and are useful and
beneficial to the Web community
only to the extent they are able to contribute or facilitate the availability
of information in an appropriate fashion to the visible Web.
your main efforts on making information available on the visible Web in an appropriate fashion such that the
benefits of doing so are maximized, and without introducing a detrimental
I gratefully acknowledge the outstanding comments from the
The visible Web is the portion of the Web that produces
information intended for human consumption. In particular, this document focuses on the portion of the Web that produces
information to be consumed by humans via a browser. The visible Web is the portion of the Web that produces
information that is available to search engines.
DEFINITION – HIDDEN
hidden Web, on the other hand,
is the portion of the Web that produces the information intended to be consumed
by machines (i.e.,