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RE: WSA diffs from REST

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 09:33:13 -0600
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E4040BAAD4@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 9:30 AM
> To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: WSA diffs from REST
> We don't have to share the same objective to agree on what needs to
> be done.

Right!  Very little would get standardized if everyone needed to have
the same objective to agree on a common way to meet their objectives.
> It sounds like we're in agreement that we need to outline the
> constraints of the Web services architecture.  That's what I was
> suggesting we do, and indeed started doing in my initial message
> to this thread.
> So let's just continue with that process.  Ok?

I get nervous when people say things that imply they want
the TAG to be the Court of Appeals for that process.  IMHO that's
to the "consensus on means if not ends" idea that is at the heart of
any effective industry consortium.  I see this WG as a place for the Web
industry to get together, sort architectural issue out into what we can
agree on and
what we must agree to disagree on, all with the input from the public at
large and the considered advice of the TAG.  There ain't no Final Authority
here other than what works in the real world.  
Received on Sunday, 22 September 2002 11:33:54 UTC

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