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From: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:09:49 -0800
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   I am Frank McCabe.
   Or should that be:

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      :recipient (all X (on-list X public-sws-ig@w3.org))
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I am one of the editors of the W3C Web Services Architecture.

A driving force for my interest in the WSA and in SWS is achieving 
genuine interoperability across ownership boundaries in my life-time. I 
think that the WSA has helped significantly towards that goal, but more 
is needed: specifically a deeper understanding of what is meant by 
interoperability, a deeper commitment to meta-data, and some way of 
slicing the Gordian Knot of inter-application complexity and 

As a kind of kick-off: you may recall that the Internet is founded on 
two axioms:

1. You know the thing that you need
2. You know who knows the thing that you need.

I suggest the following third axiom:

3. You don't need to understand everything at once.

The first two suggest a pointer-following paradigm that is at the heart 
of the Web. The third suggests a layered approach to interoperability 
that seems quite powerful (IMO).

Frank McCabe
Received on Tuesday, 11 November 2003 13:09:58 UTC

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