What format should we save our data, and code in the Federation? We look for the following properties and qualities for any solution we choose:
- Readable in a standard minimal browser - Editable and readable in a minimal word processor - Sits well with data, code and media - Machine readable - Designed to last 1,000 years
Here we are looking for a file format for the Permanent Web. Perhaps these aspirations are impossible to fulfill. Perhaps basic HTML5 will suffice? A sensible strategy is to opt for layers of insurance.
# Permanent and Temporary
Perhaps we do not wish to consider all the Federation as permanent. Fragile Servers may be a useful way to enable first time users to set up an initial site and experiment before moving over to more permanent servers.