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RE: APIs - was Re: Visibility

From: Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 23:57:10 -0800
To: "Geoff Arnold" <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>, "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <IGEJLEPAJBPHKACOOKHNEEJFDDAA.arkin@intalio.com>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Geoff Arnold
> Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 9:26 PM
> To: Mark Baker
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: APIs - was Re: Visibility
>
> Over the years I've come to the conclusion that the skill sets required
> for protocol and API design are sufficiently different that it's a mistake
> to have the same people do both. And in practice they rarely do -
> most standards
> bodies emphasize one or the other. The technologies, economics,
> and yes, politics
> involved are quite different.

+1

arkin

>
> That trout is a red herring. Out of the pond with it!
>
> Geoff
>
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