Re: Viewer Engine

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Mon Aug 07 2000 - 22:30:30 PDT

On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, John J. Deneen wrote:

> So in regards to the "viewing engine", SHOE is a small extension to HTML which
> allows web page authors to annotate their web documents with machine-readable
> knowledge. SHOE makes real intelligent agent software on the web possible.

Just to keep things clear, the "viewing engine" is a human viewing
engine. As has been mentioned before, metacontent is an important aspect
of the system, and SHOE may very well be an integral part of how we do
that. Additionally, metacontent could certainly affect different
views. And we certainly want to make sure that machines can view our
data, just as humans, although I suspect that we can just send machines
raw XML rather than put it through any transformation. However, for the
immediate purposes of designing the first version of the viewing engine, I
don't think SHOE holds much relevance.


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