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normative reference to TAG documents

From: Paul Cotton <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:24:55 -0400
Message-ID: <E7AC4500EAB7A442ABA7521D1881439704CCAF7B@tor-msg-01.northamerica.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <www-wsa-comments@w3.org>

The WS Architecture Requirements [1] document refers to "TAG
Architecture Categorization" [2] as a normative reference.  This is not
a good idea since this web page clearly states:

"This is not a formal document in any sense, nor a working draft of the
W3C. It is a working space for the TAG. Like all categorizations it is
to a certain extent arbitrary. The tree structure below does not in any
way dictate an order of writing the documents. This is not a formal
document. It is more like a group note-book. It changes continually."

At best this reference should be an Informative Reference.

If you are looking for a normative reference I would recommend you
consider using the " Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web"
Working Draft [3] which is much more recent than [2].

W3C TAG member 

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wsa-reqs 
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/toc 
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-webarch-20020830/ 

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