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RE: The W3C Technology Stack

From: <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 07:10:02 -0400
Message-ID: <EF72EBD03EAED74C91670141D409ACBB4435@bsebe101.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: <ij@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>

A fundamental mistake in your reasoning is
making the following equivalency:

   The W3C's MWI == Mobile Web

This would appear to be a good issue to discuss
with your MWI "Steering Committee". I wonder if 
they will agree with the Comm Team's decision.

Regards,

Art Barstow
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Ian B. Jacobs [mailto:ij@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 10:22 PM
> To: Barstow Art (Nokia-TP/Boston)
> Cc: site-comments@w3.org
> Subject: Re: The W3C Technology Stack
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 08:43 -0400, Art.Barstow@nokia.com wrote:
> > Why is the "Mobile Web" depicted as a vertical
> > technology silo in the W3C Technology Stack in
> > [1]?
> > 
> > Please see Nokia's position paper for the W3C's
> > November 2004 Mobile Web Initiative Workshop [2]
> > for an alternative positioning of the Mobile Web -
> > where the Mobile Web is a horizontal function and
> > not a vertical technology silo.
> 
> Hi Art,
> 
> We discussed your suggestion in the Comm Team. While there 
> is general agreement with you that Mobile Web affects various
> parts of W3C work, we prefer to to leave Mobile Web in the
> diagram as a vertical rather than horizontal activity.
> The two primary reasons are:
> 
>  * We would like to give additional visibility to Mobile
>    Web at this time.
> 
>  * The MWI groups are not chartered with the same expectation
>    of horizontal review as other horizontal groups. Naturally,
>    some cross-group review is expected, but I do not believe
>    the commitment is at the same level as say, within WAI.
> 
> We review this sort of diagram periodically and may very well
> adopt your suggestion in a future version. Thank you for the
> input.
> 
> Best,
> 
>  - Ian
> 
> 
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/technology.html#techstack
> > [2] 
> http://www.w3.org/2004/10/MWIWS-papers/MWI-Nokia-Position-2004
-10-15.pdf
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