Re: XSL and the semantic web
Marcelo Cantos wrote: > > On Mon, Jun 21, 1999 at 04:47:35PM -0700, David Brownell wrote: > > Marc.McDonald@D... wrote: > > > > > > When sensitive data needs to be hidden I would send it out > > > subsetted in the xml: <name>joe</name> <phone>555-12345</phone> > > None of the following argument is at all relevant. ... except as yet another concrete example. From specifics, one can generalize. I've given other specifics at other times. The generalization is simple, and you've not addressed or disproven it: It's often an anti-goal to deliver "semantically rich" data to arbitrary clients. I'll also commend you to Paul Prescod's posts. As he pointed out, none of this is an argument against a "semantic web", but it just calls attentions to the limits of what it can be, or do. That "semantic web" exists between back end servers too; the fact that some clients may only get views to it doesn't mean it's not there! > The real danger, to me, of keeping such a potent capability in the > closet is that, That capability has been out of the closet since SGML started! > in the absence of any real discussion of the nitty > gritty details (which can only occur once the community has started to > push in the direction of semantic content exposition), implementors > will undertake courses of action that expose people to all the perils > you warn against. They will not listen to the community when it says, > "semantic content considered harmful." They will do it anyway (it is, > after all an exceedingly useful concept), and they will do it badly. I confess I don't follow your argument. People who manage databases are often quite aware of the risks of such disclosures. I don't assume they suddenly lose that awareness because they're on the web. It's the web designers (including some on this list) that I worry about; since often they don't care to learn from the past. - Dave 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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