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RE: Web Services Architecture

From: Munter, Joel D <joel.d.munter@intel.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 13:10:55 -0800
Message-ID: <ABEEEAB5C59AD51186D900508BB268B90A2275C5@fmsmsx102.fm.intel.com>
To: Alan Davies <ADavies@SeeBeyond.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

Here are a few thought teasers:
<http://www.dictionary.com/help/ahd4/pronkey.html> Pronunciation Key  (är
<http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/prime.gif> k
<http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/ibreve.gif> -t
<http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/ebreve.gif> k
<http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/lprime.gif> ch
<http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/schwa.gif> r)

1.	The art and science of designing and erecting buildings. 

2.	Buildings and other large structures: the low, brick-and-adobe
architecture of the Southwest. 

3.	A style and method of design and construction: Byzantine

4.	Orderly arrangement of parts; structure: the architecture of the
federal bureaucracy; the architecture of a novel. 

5.	Computer Science. The overall design or structure of a computer
system, including the hardware and the software required to run it,
especially the internal structure of the microprocessor. 


[Latin architect
<http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/umacr.gif> ra,
from architectus, architect. See architect.] 

ar  <http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/lprime.gif>
<http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/prime.gif> tur·al
ar  <http://cache.dictionary.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/lprime.gif>
tur·al·ly adv.

 <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=00-database-info&db=ahd4> Source: The
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.	



\Ar"chi*tec`ture\ (?; 135), n. [L. architectura, fr. architectus: cf. F.
architecture. See  <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=Architect>
Architect.] 1. The art or science of building; especially, the art of
building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes
of civil life; -- often called civil architecture. 

Many other architectures besides Gothic. --Ruskin. 

3. Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship. 

The architecture of grasses, plants, and trees. --Tyndall. 

The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture.

 <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=Military%20architecture> Military
architecture, the art of fortifications. 

 <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=Naval%20architecture> Naval
architecture, the art of building ships. 

 <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=00-database-info&db=web1913> Source:
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.	



n 1: an architectural product or work 2: the discipline dealing with the
principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings;
"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and
sometimes use" 3: the profession of designing buildings and environments
with consideration for their esthetic effect 4: the manner of construction
of something and the disposition of its parts; "artists must study the
structure of the human body"; "the architecture of a computer's system
software" [syn:  <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=structure> structure] 

 <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=00-database-info&db=wn> Source: WordNet
® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University	



<architecture> Design, the way components fit together. The term is used
particularly of  <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=processors> processors,
both individual and in general. "The
<http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=ARM> ARM has a really clean
architecture". It may also be used of any complex system, e.g. "software
architecture", "network architecture". 


 <http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=00-database-info&db=foldoc> Source: The
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-2001 Denis Howe	

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Davies [mailto:ADavies@SeeBeyond.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 12:39 PM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Web Services Architecture

Morning all,
For a little light relief, why don't we spend a little time deciding what
"Architecture" means?  ;-)
Seriously, it is relevant to the current debate - a good architecture will
support many and varied implementations without creaking.
Regards, Alan.
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