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proposed TAG issue: future web architecture

From: Wilson, MD (Michael) <M.D.Wilson@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 20:12:48 -0000
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TAG members

It was stated at the AC meeting today that the TAG wanted to hear requests
from AC memebers of issues to address. The issues I would like to see
addressed all group as the future web architecture:

what is the current modular structure of the W3C recommendations and their
interactions ?

what would be an optimal modularisation to minimise redundancy and provide
maximum functionality - e.g. a common module for expressing user preferences
instead of the one only in SMIL and its overlap with the role of CC/PP?

what is the guiding modularisation and profile system to be used on the web
by different devices ?

what are the technical gaps in the overall web architecture (whether they
are cost effective to fill or not) - e.g. rendition on the screen ?

what would need to be added to the set of W3C recommendations in order to
progress along Tim Berners-Lee's web roadmap - if W3C is following this,
if not shold the TAG own the roadmap and update it to something W3C is

What are the estimated timescales on working on these items - dependencies,
expected 3rd party breakthroughs that would trigger work etc.. who else
would be likely to do these anyway, making the commitment of W3C resources
to these redundant ?

The answers to these questions should provide a technical basis for resource
allocation by W3C. 

It should also spur AC members from both developer and user organisations to
identify workitems whose adoption they may wish promote or prioritise as a
contrast set rather than as single workitems as present.

Prof Michael Wilson
AC rep for CCLRC, UK
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 15:26:04 UTC

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