[cap-talk] More on capabilities for query languages (really
capabilties for WWW)
Stiegler, Marc D
marc.d.stiegler at hp.com
Fri Apr 8 02:35:01 EDT 2005
> So how does one create a capability system for the
> WWW? In particular, what needs to be added
> to the HTTP protocol, or to various POST and GET
> messages? Is the answer the same as databases,
> that we need to develop an object-oriented WWW?
You should read Tyler Close's pages on Web Calculus, at
> I am aware of at least one browser that supports capabilities.
What browser are you thinking of? If you are thinking of Netscape and
descendants, unfortunately Netscape, like many others, has abused the
term. Netscape does not have capabilities as we would acknowledge them.
Though web calculus is pretty good at tricking the whole system
(including IE) into being more useful than it has any right to be.
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