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Re: Architectural Roles document updated

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 15:26:38 +0100
Message-ID: <3E4BAB1E.7060900@crf.canon.fr>
To: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
CC: www-ws-arch@w3.org, Heather Kreger <kreger@us.ibm.com>

David, Heather,

 From the (contorted) shape of the "publishing" arrow, it looks 
like publishing is a difficult process. In contrast, the act of 
"finding" seems rather straightfoward. My own experience suggests 
the opposite: I can easily publish a new Web page; but I harldy 
ever press the "I feel lucky" button on Google. Probably a minor 
point; but since you've taken great care to draw the arrows very 
differently, I thought I should bring this to your attention.

Also, IMO, the word "agent" is too overloaded and has bad 
connotations in certain circles. For example, I can't help but 
think your "Discovery Agent" is a mobile agent (as inconsciously 
implied by the moving arrows), which is not what you mean. But 
you've probably eagerly discussed and agreed on the term.

Jean-Jacques.

David Booth wrote:
> Per my action item from our last F2F, I have added the following to the 
> "Web Services Architectural Roles" document that I presented at the F2F:
> 
> 1. A "Scenario 0" depicting the conventional Web[1]
> 
> 2. A "Scenario T", which shows how the "triangle diagram" maps to the 
> more detailed scenarios described in that document.
> 
> I have also cleaned up the other diagrams a little more to make them 
> (hopefully) clearer and more consistent.  In particular, I've now used a 
> wiggly line to indicate a document somehow going from one place to 
> another, even though it may not be transmitted directly.
> 
> See:
> http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/arch/2/10/roles_clean.htm#scenario0_current_web 
> (Scenario 0)
> http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/arch/2/10/roles_clean.htm#scenariot_triangle_diagram 
> (Scenario T)
> 
> Thanks to Heather Kreger for her input and brainstorming with me on how 
> to clarify the diagrams.
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