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RE: [RTF] Glossary entry ""metric of Architectural component"

From: Damodaran, Suresh <Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 13:43:47 -0500
Message-ID: <40AC2C8FB855D411AE0200D0B7458B2B07C597DC@scidalmsg01.csg.stercomm.com>
To: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Wsa-public (E-mail)" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

Mark,


From glossary [2] I find:

Architecture
The software architecture of a program or computing system is the structure
or structures of the system, which comprise software components, the
externally visible properties of those components, and the relationships
among them."

=>
	Architecture component = (software) component of the (software)
architecture.

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Just to stretch a little:
 Does this defn of Architecture imply no hardware components in the
(software) architecture? There could be hardware encryptor/decryptors that
are the components used
with web service implementations - what about them? In other words, should
we not explicitly state "hardware or software components" or avoid reference
to software in the defn.?

Cheers,

-Suresh
Sterling Commerce   

[2] http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/arch/2/06/wd-wsa-gloss-20020605.html

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 1:16 PM
To: Damodaran, Suresh
Cc: Wsa-public (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [RTF] Glossary entry ""metric of Architectural component"


Suresh, can I ask for a definition of "architectural component" first
please?

It sounds like you're talking about software components, like
clients, intermediaries, etc.., since you're planning on measuring
them.  The glossary currently defines some terms that themselves use
the term "software component" to refer to what I believe you're
intending to refer to here.

Thanks.

MB

On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 11:54:02AM -0500, Damodaran, Suresh wrote:
> 
> As per an action item [1], here is the definition of 
> the metric of an architectural component.
> 
> Metric of architectural component:
> 
> "is an attribute of an Architectural component that may be defined
> during the configuration of the Architectural component, can be measured
> during the use of the Architecture component, and whose value may be
> evaluated."
> 
> Please comment. 
> 
> Let us propose glossary terms to WSA WG after we have consensus within
RTF.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> -Suresh
> Sterling Commerce   
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Jun/0224.html

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