Doc Searls gave me a ping that Jon Udell was starting to write about the Dataweb. His article in Infoworld is titled, “The two way data web” and it talks about how folks like Bill Gates and Adam Bosworth are hinting about using RSS/Atom in both the publish and subscribe direction.
None of this is with XRI or XDI yet (at least that I can see). But the concept of XML linking to XML everywhere forming a structured Web where the links can be active, self-describing, and self-governing is starting to catch. And as developers begin to move into that web-of-data mindset, they are going to find XRI (as an identifier syntax and resolution protocol) and XDI (as a dataweb document format and interchange protocol) to be the cat’s meow.