[microformats-discuss] FYI: two posting about the Semantic Web,
the "SynWeb", scraping and microformats
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Mon Oct 24 19:10:52 PDT 2005
On Oct 24, 2005, at 6:49 PM, Danny Ayers wrote:
> Dr. Ernie was framing docs vs. data as if it was us vs. HAL.
Luddite that I am. :-)
> I think there's value in the notion of making data shareable across
> the Web, without that data necessarily having that data expressed in
Not documents: human-readable.
> How are Google Maps satellite pictures stored?
Um, stored vs. transmitted? I already said I didn't care about the
internal data representation. Did you miss that part? Are we
talking about the same thing yet?
> Pixel-by-pixel CSS classes?
And that would be more human-readable how? :-)
My point is rather that I would prefer the Google Maps Web Service
API <http://www.google.com/apis/maps/> to be trivially discoverable
by using the Google Maps HTML front-end <http://www.google.com/lochp?
hl=en&tab=wl&q=>, rather than being a completely different service
using XML or RDF. That's all.
Would you disagree with that?
-- Ernie P.
Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
Ex-Physicist, Marketing Weenie, and Dilettante Hacker
Probe-Hacker blog: http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/
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