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From: Paul Cotton <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 08:24:30 -0700
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Please find attached the announcement of the Last Call of the WebArch
document.

/paulc

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada 
17 Eleanor Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2E 6A3 
Tel: (613) 225-5445 Fax: (425) 936-7329 
mailto:pcotton@microsoft.com

  
-----Original Message-----
Dear Chairs,

On behalf of the Technical Architecture Group (TAG) [1], I am
pleased to announce the publication of the 16 August 2004
"Architecture of the World Wide Web, First Edition" Last Call
Working Draft. The document is available at:

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-webarch-20040816/ 

Review end date: 17 September 2004 
Mailing list   : public-webarch-comments@w3.org (archive [2])

Please find below the following information:

   * Comments the TAG has addressed after a first last call 
   * Which groups should review this document
   * Decision to advance to Last Call
   * Issues the TAG has addressed in the First Edition
   * Patent disclosures
   * The abstract and status section

For more information on the purpose of a Last Call review, please
consult section 7.4.2 of the W3C Process Document [3].

The TAG looks forward to your review comments,

For Tim Berners-Lee, TAG co-Chair, and
Stuart Williams, TAG co-Chair

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/ 
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webarch-comments/ 
[3] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/Process-20040205/tr.html#last-call 

======================================================
Comments the TAG has addressed after a first last call
====================================================== 

The TAG registered more than 200 comments raised about the Last Call
Working Draft published in December 2003. The TAG has resolved most of
those comments (see comments list [4]), many to the satisfaction of the
original reviewer. The TAG also believes that a subset of these comments
has been subsumed by larger changes to the document. For all other
comments, the TAG invites reviewers to confirm whether this Last Call
Working Draft satisfies (or not) their original concerns.

A complete list of changes [5] since the 9 Dec 2003 Last Call Draft is
available.

[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2003/lc1209/issues.html  
[5] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/webarch/changes 

========================================
Which groups should review this document
========================================

The intended audience for the document includes:

 1. Participants in W3C Activities; i.e., developers of Web
    technologies and specifications in W3C,
 2. Other groups and individuals developing technologies to be
    integrated into the Web,
 3. Implementers of W3C specifications,
 4. Web content authors and publishers.

The TAG welcomes review from all interested parties. In
particular, we request review from the following W3C groups:

 HTML WG                     [Steven Pemberton, Chair]
 Internationalization WG/IG  [Addison Phillips, Chair]
 SW Best Practices and       [Guus Schreiber and David Wood
   Deployment WG              co-Chairs]
 SVG WG                      [Chris Lilley, Chair]
 XML Core WG                 [Paul Grosso, Norm Walsh co-Chairs]
 XML Schema WG               [David Ezell, Chair]
 Web Services Description WG [Jonathan Marsh, Chair]             
 Voice Browser WG            [Jim Larson, Scott McGlashan 
                              co-Chairs]
 QA WG                       [Karl Dubost, Chair]

The Chairs of some of these groups have already confirmed with
the TAG their intent to review the document. For other groups,
the W3C Director will appreciate a response (sent to
public-webarch-comments@w3.org) with or without review comments.

=================================
Decision to advance to Last Call
=================================

The TAG decided unanimously to advance to Last Call at their
9-11 Aug 2004 F2F meeting:

"RESOLVED: to go to last call with webarch v1.45 plus changes 
agreed by NDW, CL, and PC"
   http://www.w3.org/2004/08/11-tagmem-irc#T17-23-31 
combined with confirmation from Norm Walsh, Chris Lilley, and 
Paul Cotton on Mon 16 Aug 2004:
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2004Aug/0030.html 

If the Last Call review is positive, the TAG expects to request
to advance directly to Proposed Recommendation.

=================================================
Issues the TAG has addressed in the First Edition
=================================================

The TAG charter [6] describes a process for issue resolution by
the TAG. In accordance with those provisions, the TAG maintains a
running issues list [7]. The First Edition of "Architecture of
the World Wide Web" does not address every issue that the TAG has
accepted since it began work in January 2002. The TAG has
selected a subset of issues that the First Edition does address
to the satisfaction of the TAG; those issues are identified in
the TAG's issues list. The TAG intends to address the remaining
(and future) issues after publication of the First Edition as a
Recommendation.

[6] http://www.w3.org/2001/07/19-tag 
[7] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html 

==================
Patent disclosures
==================

There are currently no patent disclosures regarding "Architecture
of the World Wide Web, First Edition" Patent disclosures
regarding this document are listed here:

  http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/disclosures 

=================================
Abstract of Architecture Document
=================================

The World Wide Web is an information space of interrelated resources.
This information space is the basis of, and is shared by, a number of
information systems. Within each of these systems, people and software
retrieve, create, display, analyze, relate, and reason about resources.

Web architecture defines the information space in terms of
identification of resources, representation of resource state, and the
protocols that support the interaction between agents and resources in
the space. Web architecture is influenced by social requirements and
software engineering principles. These lead to design choices and
constraints on the behavior of systems that use the Web in order to
achieve desired properties of the shared information space: efficiency,
scalability, and the potential for indefinite growth across languages,
cultures, and media. Good practice by agents in the system is also
important to the success of the system. This document reflects the three
bases of Web architecture: identification, interaction, and
representation.

==========================
Status section
[Minus some boilerplate]
==========================

This is the 16 August 2004 Last Call Working Draft of "Architecture of
the World Wide Web, First Edition." The Last Call review period ends 17
September 2004, at 23:59 EDT. Please send Last Call review comments on
this document before that date to the public W3C TAG mailing list
public-webarch-comments@w3.org (archive). Last Call Working Draft status
is described in section 7.4.2 of the W3C Process Document. To the extent
possible, please provide a separate email message for each distinct
comment. 

The TAG has used the last call comments page to track the status and
discussion of comments on the 9 December 2003 Draft. This draft has been
informed by a large number of comments made on the on the 9 December
2003 Last Call Working Draft. Because the text has changed
substantially, it is not always clear whether or not comments made on
the previous draft still apply. The TAG expects a future revision of
this document to become a W3C Recommendation.

This document has been developed by W3C's Technical Architecture Group
(TAG) (charter). A complete list of changes to this document since the
first public Working Draft is available on the Web.

The TAG charter describes a process for issue resolution by the TAG. In
accordance with those provisions, the TAG maintains a running issues
list. The First Edition of "Architecture of the World Wide Web" does not
address every issue that the TAG has accepted since it began work in
January 2002. The TAG has selected a subset of issues that the First
Edition does address to the satisfaction of the TAG; those issues are
identified in the TAG's issues list. The TAG intends to address the
remaining (and future) issues after publication of the First Edition as
a Recommendation.

This document uses the concepts and terms regarding URIs as defined in
draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-06, preferring them to those defined in
RFC 2396. The IETF Internet Draft draft-fieldi ng-uri-rfc2396bis-06 is
expected to obsolete RFC 2396, which is the current URI standard. The
TAG is tracking the evolution of draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-06. 

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada 
17 Eleanor Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2E 6A3 
Tel: (613) 225-5445 Fax: (425) 936-7329 
mailto:pcotton@microsoft.com
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