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Re: Arch Doc: 18 September 2003 Editor's Draft

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 15:09:57 -0500
To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1064261396.23394.547.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 14:19, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> Hello,
> The 18 September 2003 Editor's Draft of "Architecture of
> the World Wide Web" is now available at:
>    http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2003/webarch-20030918/

I recall from the Vancouver meeting...

"Ian: yes, I intend to make "on the web" a term" --

but I don't see it in

Also, this seems like a category error:

"...leading to design choices that constrain the behavior of the Web in
order for the system to achieve desired properties: to be an efficient,
scalable, shared information space..."

It's either a system or a space, not both, right? That's
the impression I got from Roy's msg of Aug 08 2003

I got the impression that Roy was arguing to define
the Web as a space, *not* a system:

| The problem with defining the Web as an information
| system rather than an information space is that people start
| making global assumptions about traits that are only applicable
| to one system that uses the Web of resources.

> If there are no strong objections from the TAG,

I dunno if this is a "stop ship" objection or not...
I can live without making "Web" and "on the Web" into
first-class terms, myself, and I haven't read the
whole thing yet.

But from the perspective of checking that this
draft is consistent with the proceedings of the
group, this looks like a problem.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Monday, 22 September 2003 16:09:58 UTC

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