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RE: 13 Aug Arch Doc available for review (skw-...01)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 15 Aug 2002 14:08:07 -0500
To: Stuart Williams <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "'Ian B. Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1029438488.19176.2436.camel@dirk>

On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 04:38, Williams, Stuart wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Connolly [mailto:connolly@w3.org]
> > Sent: 14 August 2002 19:31
>
> > Could you be more specific/concrete about what you want this stuff
> > up front to say?
> 
> Ok... so this is mostly a matter of style and tastes vary.... there is
> likely no 'right' answer.
> 
> Early on in the life of the TAG you had spoken about the 1-pager on Web
> Architecture, the 5-pager, the 5-sections/chapters, the 5 volumes.... well
> you weren't particular about 5, but the thing that you described had a
> fractal quality. I would like our document to exhibit some of those
> qualities.

Ah; now I see what you mean. OK, yes...

[...]
> So... to be concrete:
> 
> I really like the Introduction - the one paragraph and an enumerated list of
> 3 items. I wouldn't place anything before that.

Yes, I agree.
(Sorry I neglected to say that when I launched in with my suggested
changes).


> I think I'd add an extra section to the introduction ahead of Chapter 1 and
> maybe ahead of "Limitations of this document" that introduced the concept of
> the principles of Web Architecture and simply catalogued them either
> organised under the three sub-tiles of Identifiers, Formats, and Protocols
> or in some (partial-) order of most to least fundemental... (although I
> guess maybe agreeing such an ordering might be fraught and unnecessary). At
> this point I would not decorate the principles with any more than a sentence
> or two expressing its import or acknowledging controversy. But for the whole
> section I would set up the promise of deeper motivation, justification,
> explaination later in the document.

OK, yes, I like that idea.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 15 August 2002 15:08:24 GMT

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