Re: Considerations on RDF presentation

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 13:36:25 -0500

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

>> Here's another stray thought. It seems that our rendering is
>> attempting
>> to "unroll" an rdf model, which can be an arbitrary graph, into a
>> tree.
>> It is not necessarily the case that the entire tree needs to be
>> displayed
>> all at once. As is the case with ajax, you could imagine sending
>> a quite
>> extensive tree of information back to the client, but then leaving
>> it up
>> to the client (under the user's control) to make decisions about
>> which
>> parts of the tree to "expand"/display at a given moment. This
>> would seem
>> to hold out the possibility of supporting various types of
>> semantic zoom
>> at the client, without need for going back to the server each time
>> you
>> want more details.

David, don't you think that this is an implementation detail of the
software responsible to interpret a fresnel stylesheet? If not, how can
we model that without entering the 'behavioral' space?

Stefano Mazzocchi
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
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Received on Mon Mar 21 2005 - 18:34:53 EST

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