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Re: Principle of Least Power

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 11:06:02 -0400
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFE1BB09E2.EFB292AC-ON85257066.0052A1E9-85257066.00532D18@lotus.com>
Norm Walsh writes:

> I think the text describes the situation
> adequately and I'd be prepared to accept it as a
> principle for some future version of the web arch
> document or a related document with whatever
> editorial changes were deemed necessary to fit it
> neatly into the new document.

+1.  I strongly endorse the principle and the suggestion that we promote 
it in future versions of either AWWW or some other TAG publication.   I 
particularly like the 3rd paragraph of Tim's exposition and suggest we use 
that as a starting point.

Should we be tempted to draw on Tim's first paragraph I note a minor typo:

<current href="http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Principles.html#PLP">
which include limited propositional logic, though declarative languages 
which verge on the Turing Complete (PDF) through those which are in fact 
Turing Complete 
</current>

<!-- change "though" to "through" -->
<corrected>
which include limited propositional logic, through declarative languages 
which verge on the Turing Complete (PDF) through those which are in fact 
Turing Complete 
</corrected>

Noah

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Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Sent by: www-tag-request@w3.org
08/22/05 05:21 PM
 
        To:     www-tag@w3.org
        cc:     (bcc: Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
        Subject:        Principle of Least Power


At the June 2005 TAG f2f[1] meeting we observed that the web
architecture document doesn't offer the principle of least power as a
principle of web architecture. Roy and I agreed[2] to review
TimBL's text[3] along these lines.

I think the text describes the situation adequately and I'd be
prepared to accept it as a principle for some future version of the
web arch document or a related document with whatever editorial
changes were deemed necessary to fit it neatly into the new document.

I propose that this message completes this action (#9 from [4]).

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2005/06/14-16-minutes.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2005/06/14-16-minutes.html#action033
[3] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Principles.html#PLP
[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2005/03/action-summary.html

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