Jun 21 – 23, 2017
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Tech. session : The Web is not a Glorified USB Stick

Jun 21, 2017, 3:00 PM
Uni Mail MR380

Uni Mail MR380


Mr Phil Archer


W3C's data strategist, Phil Archer, is calling for a revolution. Not a political one, and certainly not a violent one, but a revolution nonetheless. A revolution in the way people think about the way data is shared on the Web, whether openly or not; an end to using the Web to do no more than transfer data from A to B in a way that could be just as easily achieved by putting it on a USB stick and sending it through the post.

The Web is so much more than that. To quote from the Architecture of the World Wide Web, it’s: “… a remarkable information space of interrelated resources, growing across languages, cultures, and media.” It’s the connectivity of ideas and facts between people who are unknown to each other that is so exciting and that has such profound implications.

That's what the Data on the Web Best Practices and its associated W3C standards are about as Phil Archer will explain.

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