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Re: Comments on proposed requirements

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 15:43:49 -0400
To: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020730154349.S3806@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 11:01:58AM -0700, Francis McCabe wrote:
> The following are based on a reading of the current version.
> 1. What is an architecture?
>    This question is not directly addressed, and yet it seems to me to be 
> vital in clarifying many of the issues we have faced.
>    My suggestion (a drop-in for section 3.1.1):
>    An architecture is a set of elements and a set of relationships 
> between the elements that characterize the principal constraints and 
> internal dependencies within the set of elements.

Our glossary already provides a pretty decent definition, IMO;

"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."

I don't think this also needs to be in the requirements document, but
I wouldn't be against it.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
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