Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
Why was I disappointed in the wiki drilling down into the physical yesterday, with the statement about well formed HTML? Because it totally disregards the structure that I proposed yesterday, which sees ‘content’ as something more than just a simple blob of markup. By mentioning ‘well formed HTML’, it sets the context and makes it difficult to have a discussion about anything other than content being a simple blob of markup.
Some folks did respond, and I will respond later when I have more time. One person, Dare, responded to my post in Sam’s comments, addressing me directly, which I thought was bizarre and incomprehensible. However, Tim Bray and James Shell and some folks in my comments had some good points, and I’ll address them later.
First, though, I’ve also noticed that Someone is editing my comments in the wiki, and removed the link to my material and others. Doesn’t have to be Sam – the problem with an open wiki is that it’s completely open. Anyone could have done this. Anyone.
This didn’t start out well – now, how do we fix it?
It’s official – I hate wiki. I hate it with a passion. Anyone can come along and decide that they want to organize it, and remove or edit or move my writing. If I thought the comment thing was bad, this is worse.
The wiki has now been reorganized. Again. And someone has moved my stuff. Again. Based on their judgement they plunked my comments in a secondary page, with no hint or question from the group about whether their assessment is accurate, or even appreciated.
Wikis – nothing more than arrogance run amuck.
I can’t tell what’s going on where anymore everything has been moved and reorganized so much. However, it looks like we’re into XML implementation details now.
Question: has any non-techie made any input at all into this? Through comment, weblog, or wiki entry?