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Re: Architectural Roles document updated

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 17:32:28 -0500
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To: "Jean-Jacques Moreau" <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org, Heather Kreger <kreger@us.ibm.com>

At 03:26 PM 2/13/2003 +0100, Jean-Jacques Moreau wrote:
> 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.

Interesting observation.  I guess that would be another way of interpreting 
the arrows.  Hopefully the accompanying text sufficiently clarifies the 
intended meaning.

>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.

Well, we've certainly thought about it, and "agent" seemed to be the best 
term I could find so far.  Any suggestions for a better one?

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
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