Comments: COPA links roundup

I was taken with the MiM press release. The final quoted paragraph nicely defines itself in its final sentence. I didn't realize MiM was so self-aware. And you gotta love your Google ads!

Posted by walt at March 22, 2007 05:36 PM

I just watched Lessig's video on his <h2m> proposal. I hope your private email told him that his proposal is nutty. It's based on a facile equation between HTML markup and the world-wide web.

Quoting from Web Architecture from 50,000 feet by Tim Berners-Lee (Sept 1998):

The value of a common document language has been so enormous that HTML has gained a dominance on the Web, but it does not play a fundamental key role. Web applications are required to be able to process HTML, as it is the connective tissue of the Web, but it has no special place architecturally.

Professor Lessig needs to zoom down to the 50K foot level—because Congress won't.

If his proposal is seriously considered, the politicians are likely to write <h2m> into XSLT, DOM, and WSDL.

Posted by Ned Ulbricht at March 22, 2007 07:40 PM