Wednesday, May 21, 1997 by Dave Winer.
A subject I've been getting ready to write about in DaveNet, and Simson Garfinkle beat me to it in this week's Packet column on HotWired:
He describes a proposal from Tim Berners-Lee, the original designer of the web, to build a model of the data behind web pages, so that scripts can walk the structure to find the products, services or information you need.
This is a very important idea. All the smart web technologists I know are interested in this now. Forget all the hand-wringing about the push wars and Java virtual machines, this is where the next boom in Internet technology is going to happen.
Read Garfinkle's piece and follow the pointers.