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Re: D-AC011 discussion points and proposal

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 14:44:26 -0400
To: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
Cc: wsawg public <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020521144426.E16765@www.markbaker.ca>
On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 01:38:51PM -0400, Christopher Ferris wrote:
> D-AC011
> 
> IBM: Needs to say 'should be consistent with the existing web'.
> 
> We must be careful with absolutes.
> As I've commented before, we should not be arbitrarily inconsistent,
> nor should we introduce inconsistency without extreme due diligence.
> However, we are standardizing a new capability to the web therefore
> the 'new' things may be inconsistent with the exisiting simply because
> they don't exist today.
> 
> <proposal>
> Would adoption of the wording as proposed above be acceptable?
> </proposal>

It would be unacceptable to me, as our charter requires that our work
product "be cleanly integrated in the Web architecture".  I don't think
it's unreasonable to state that a critical success factor of our work
will be that we do what our charter says.

MB
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Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
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