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RE: Myth of loose coupling

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 18:04:08 -0800
Message-ID: <A60C40997573F04C8D778D1B5D799C3B1E4B72@mail2002.stc.com>
To: "David Jacobs" <djacobs@mitre.org>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

> at the application level (and by 
> application I mean something like Amazon's site) I would argue that the 
> client and server are not tightly coupled.  Amazon can make huge changes 
> to its service offerings and layout without any changes being required 
> of the client. 

But from the point of view of the client machine (the browser) there is no change at all. It is still the same old HTML syntax/schema. 
On the other hand, if we look at the "total" interface (HTML + human interpreting the page rendition), the change might indeed be significant. In the extreme case, the information might have been rearranged on the page so much that a person used to the old layout might need to call Amazon to figure out how to deal with the new interface (tight coupling).

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