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[REBOL] Re: "The Semantic Web"

From: rgaither:triad:rr at: 11-Apr-2001 14:43

Hi Carl, Well said! I have some strong opinions about XML and its potential for representing "information" but your points about the handling of "function" versus "data" are excellent. Rod.
>REBOL actually offers a better solution to this problem than XML. >In REBOL the generation and the interpretation can be written >within one portable language. So the sending side and the receiving >side, as well as the message itself are all REBOL. > >The semantic problem is deeper than the XML guys realized. >Tagging solves only half the battle. The association back to >meaning is difficult, and the more you can give that association >functional power, the better off you are. > >For instance, I can easily deal with the type and unit semantics: > >[ > milk 2 cups > chocolate 2 tsp. >] > >but when I do: > >[ > mix until well distributed > drink and enjoy >] > >it's more "function" than "data". REBOL handles this well. > >Don't get me wrong. I am not blasting XML. It is a heavyweight >solution to the problem for folks who have the time and money >to deal with it. But, for those of us on a tight budget and >timeline, REBOL provides a more economical approach. > >Unfortunately, you don't want to enter this argument. It's >better to conquer first, then explain why later. > >Thanks again, > >-Carl > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of >> GS Jones >> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 6:29 AM >> To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] >> Subject: [REBOL] "The Semantic Web" >> >> >> Interesting read by Tim Berners-Lee ("father" of the Web), et al, in >> Scientific American. >> >> >> >> Has REBOL written all over it, in my opinion. This seems to be one aspect >> of the vision presented by Carl Sassenrath, and REBOL would seem to be one >> of the most capable languages that I've seen to do this sort of work. >> >> --Scott Jones >> >> -- >> To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >> [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >> subject, without the quotes. >> >> > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes. >
Rod Gaither Oak Ridge, NC - USA [rgaither--triad--rr--com]