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RE: Myth of loose coupling

From: Edwin Khodabakchian <edwink@collaxa.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 18:15:19 -0800
To: "'Ugo Corda'" <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>, "'David Jacobs'" <djacobs@mitre.org>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004201c2b5f2$a093f780$690aa8c0@collaxa.net>

This is an interesting point! People can indeed adapt and this helps but
this can not be the only reason why the web is more adaptable. For
example, you can compare what it takes to change a traditional client
server app with the equivalent web app (there are users at both ends of
the applications).

By the way, have you every tried to look for a phone number on the
amazon site? Last I check, Amazon do not publishes any phone number :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ugo Corda
> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 6:04 PM
> To: David Jacobs; www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Myth of loose coupling
> > 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).
> Ugo
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