RE: SkunkLink: a skunkworks XML linking proposal
From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@x...] On Tue, 7 Jan 2003 08:21:20 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@i...> wrote: >> Are hypertext controls the best way to get the job done? Why? >Who knows? Doug Englebart, Ted Nelson, Tim Berners-Lee, let the list thrive of those who have claimed to understand this topic. The question is designed to elicit a discussion of "The Job". >Who cares? The owner of The Job. >HTML was derided by hypertext gurus, Who cares? It still is. >....but those stupid little href attributes have proven to be immensely useful For? That's the meat. >Can XML on the Web live up to its potential until Google knows how XML >documents are linked? Who knows? In fact, until you can tell Google finally what a link is and does, who cares? >What's the best way to make that happen, persuade >Google (and the rest of the world) to support XLink, or put the linking >construct that Google (and the rest of the world) understands into XML? I'd wager they have to understand a lot more than that to do Their Job. >> Because it is common isn't a sufficient argument. So were handcranks for >> starting automobiles. >So is gravity. Ever try to obsolete or upgrade gravity? len
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