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Re: WS, SOA, and the Web

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 01:39:46 -0400
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Newcomer, Eric" <Eric.Newcomer@iona.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <254B7DE2-7F85-11D7-95E2-000393C53568@sun.com>

On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 01:07  AM, Mark Baker wrote:
> But "constraints" are constraints on relationships;
>
> "A software architecture is defined by a configuration of architectural
> elements--components, connectors, and data--constrained in their
> relationships in order to achieve a desired set of architectural
> properties."
>  --  
> http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/ 
> software_arch.htm#sec_1_2
>

For the record, I'll just point out that this is a quite idiosyncratic
definition of "software architecture", insofar as it does not
support the critical notion of whether an implementation conforms
to an architecture. Fortunately I'm not aware of any WSA work
which relies upon it....

Geoff
Received on Tuesday, 6 May 2003 01:39:43 GMT

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