> Your judgment about Infoloom and Topic Maps is ... well ... let's say
> definitive !
> Some remarks about it :
> About style sheets:
> 1. Do you make an allusion to the way Infoloom uses or not proper style
> sheets in its HTML website,
> or do you refer to the general HTML / style sheets relationship ?
The latter. More below....
> 2. It's a pity Infoloom didn't give up this image of "style sheets for
> knowledge", which carries a very misleading image of Topic Maps, as your
> remarks tend to prove once more. Every other actor in the Topic Maps
> community has given up that image as far as I know. Well, we've got now
> "GPS for the Web" which is not a fantastic communication tagline either ...
Hmm. Yes, an unfortunate comparison. Sloppy HTML style sheets are
part of design, which is sold by emotion anyway, to people who neither
test usability nor look at source HTML. Topic Map customers might be
> Anyway ...The remark 2. contains the implicit fact that, even if Michel
> Biezunski, one of the "fathers" of the Topic Maps paradigm, is at the head
> of Infoloom, the paradigm itself has gained a far wider scope. See what's
> happening at www.topicmaps.org to maybe make up your mind and have some
> second thoughts about it.
Thanks, had a look at the ISO spec. Well, I went as far as second
thoughts. XTM, eh? I wonder how many variants of X are still
> PS : Please note I'm involved in Topic Maps development, but not in
> Infoloom itself.
Had a look at your web site. Liked this line: "... Such a process is
never really achieved, but the Topic Map author has to consider it is
somehow, if any Map at all is to be built...."
Agreed. Matteo Ricci's palace of memory was meant to be extended.
> Bernard Vatant
> "Building Knowledge"
> ----- Message d'origine -----
> De : N. C a r r o l l <email@example.com>
> À : <unrev-II@egroups.com>
> Envoyé : vendredi 19 janvier 2001 23:56
> Objet : Re: [unrev-II] Fw: New Knowledge Technology Seminars in February
> and March
> > Jack Park wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > > New knowledge technology workshops will be offered this February and
> > > by InfoLoom, Inc. in
> > > > Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Austin and Dallas
> > Visualizing information has been around for awhile. Far as I can
> > see, it's the proposed *standardization* that's new. But I
> > wonder if they get it.
> > On their corporate info page, Infoloom writes:
> > "... We have long understood the idea of creating style sheets to
> > control
> > the formatting and layout of information. Topic Maps introduces the
> > concept of creating style sheets to control knowledge-based information
> > access and navigation...."
> > Long mis-understood, judging by what I see in HTML.
> > I expect the same for topic maps.
> > Nicholas
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