Re: XSL and the semantic web
At 06:28 AM 6/16/99 -0400, Paul Prescod wrote: >In other words I always interpreted it as being about choice. You complain >that XSL allows this choice. Even if it were the case that XSL uniquely >allowed data dumbing (which it is not), I could not see how its allowance >of this choice would constitute a problem or flaw. Data dumbing is part of >the economy and ecology of the Web. As Guy Murphy has described, the Web >is richer for it. Do we want Lexis-Nexis to take their thousands of >databases back to their private network where they controlled the level of >semantics tightly? I'm afraid we'll have to accept the value of this 'choice' as a fundamental disagreement. I feel strongly that by encouraging this choice, and by providing a vocabulary that is even more formatting-oriented than HTML, XSL encourages a greater level of server-side dumbing down than was available before, and makes it easier. I can't see this as a positive move in any light, and no, I don't see the 'semantic firewall' as a positive thing for the Web. But then, I do see the Web from a rather different perspective than Lexis-Nexis. Simon St.Laurent XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical (July) Sharing Bandwidth / Cookies http://www.simonstl.com xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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