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RE: The W3C Technology Stack

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 08:06:41 -0500
To: Art.Barstow@nokia.com
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1116940001.4404.38.camel@seabright>
On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 07:10 -0400, Art.Barstow@nokia.com wrote:
> 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.

I am also looking forward to working with
the MWI participants on a number of mobile-specific
brochures, and I suspect that that work will have
an impact on the more general materials.

 - Ian

> Regards,
> 
> Art Barstow
> ---
> 
> > -----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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