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Re: Normative constraints on the WSA

From: Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 10:20:59 -0400
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <000501c31c7f$8adefe00$1702a8c0@WorkGroup>


I pretty much agree with you, except that I don't think it's
so much about never relaxing constraints as it is about preserving
most of what succeeds, and allowing slow evolution.  You
could break the system just as easily by adding the wrong constraints
as you could by relaxing, judiciously, some existing ones.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: Normative constraints on the WSA

> On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 03:39:46AM -0500, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)
> > I don't think that anything in the architecture of the Web, at least as
> > I see it articulated by the TAG or the charter of the WSAWG, says or
> > implies that the Web must remain the same forever.  As I've stated it,
> > this may seem like a tautology or perhaps as a personally intended slur
> > (not intended this way at all), but I'm beginning to think that in
> > essence this, or something like it, is a point of real difference of
> > opinion and approach.
> Not at all.  But you don't see improvement by relaxing constraints and
> removing the very properties that got us to where we are today.  You
> see improvement by *adding* new constraints.  I welcome all innovation
> on the Web that does just that (see KnowNow), and I reject all
> "innovation" to the contrary; it isn't innovation, it's taking us back
> between 20 and 30 years in the evolution of large scale distributed
> systems.
> MB
> --
> Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
> Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
>   Actively seeking contract work or employment
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