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RE: Status: D-AG0007 - reliable, stable, predictable evolution

From: Joseph Hui <jhui@digisle.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 18:53:24 -0800
Message-ID: <C153D39717E5F444B81E7B85018A460B081B2754@ex-sj-5.digisle.com>
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Hi Suresh,
 
I have no issue with D-AG007; am just here to return a favor ;-)
 
If you're dying to shorten the sentence, try "s/reliable, and stable/robust/" .
If you feel like making the statement more CIO-friendly, try
"s/and whose evolution is predictable over time/and predictable of its migrational path/" .
That is:
 
  "is robust and predictable of its migrational path."
 
How's that for some goal-statement nitpicking?  :-)
 
Joe Hui
Exodus, a Cable & Wireless service 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Damodaran, Suresh [mailto:Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:48 PM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Status: D-AG0007 - reliable, stable, predictable evolution


Goal:
    Goal statement "To develop a standard reference architecture for web services that is reliable, and stable, and whose evolution is predictable over time"  This goal has not been revised, and thus, stands.
    "Reliability, stability, and predictable evolution of web services" is noted in [1] as a non-goal, and perhaps
    should be added to our goals.
 
A proposal was submitted to the WG [1], and was evaluated. The proposal included measures that
can be taken by WS-A to address reliability, stability, and predictable evolution through the formation
of C-sets, or "consistent sets" of standards within WS framework.
    A question was raised whether C-sets could stall predictable evolution [3].
    Similar question was posed in [2] in terms of extension.
    Ensuring "backward compatibility" of individual standards could potentially address this issue [4]. This will also address the "principle of partial understanding" in [5].
 
For other questions and responses, please refer to the mails directly.
 
Further, I was referred to [5] as a possible important source. If anybody has any other source, 
please send them to me. A new rev of the proposal will be made later in light of the comments and [5].
Date TBD.
 
Regards,
-Suresh
 
 
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Mar/0148.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Mar/0158.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Mar/0180.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Mar/0234.html
[5]  <http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Evolution.html> http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Evolution.html

 
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