Re: Alternatives to the W3C
Didier PH Martin wrote: > > Yes Eliotte you made me think that the web will evolve at a much slower pace > now. Up to now, this was not the case with the old desktop paradigm. Yes, the cost is the consideration and in some cases, over a very long lifecycle. This is what many do not cope with yet because as it is said, they are developing ecom (web page as Sears catalog) sites. That kind of site is fairly easy to define in terms of transactions and GUI events. Forms, and in this case, forms which have yet to meet the feature and reliability numbers of the client/server apps developed over standard frameworks. Statelessness comes with a price. Evolution has not slowed. It has divided into many domains. Up to this point, people see the evolution of the web in terms of the web browser evolution although the serious changes are in the pipes (eg, broadband), in the emergence of dedicated applications (eg, RealMedia, WinAmp) and the first timid steps into more resource intensive content types such as are needed for entertainment. So, instead of watching the evolution of a hearty band in a single colony, we are watching the co-evolution of communities of applications (information ecologies) with boundaries, fits and starts, reversals, and so forth. The web becomes many things and the browser, lots of little TVs. Is that to continue? Perhaps, but for now, the issue of substance in this thread remains how to guarantee reliable operations. Some see the AOL/TW merger as powerful based on the extant libraries. But those libraries are 20thCentury content. While they are valuable, just as Turner had to colorize his acquisitions to get new audience (not that I think that is artistically a good thing), the TW libraries may not be what is best. When movies emerged, plays were adapted until the modern screenscript emerged. When TV emerged, movies and plays were adapted until the 22 minute episode emerged. With the web, we can already see very different and not backwardly compatible entertainments emerging and these have reliability requirements that far exceed those of the web browser cum HTML. Because there is a need, the innovation and domination will follow. len 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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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