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Web Architecture

From: <BillClare3@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:59:20 -0400 (EDT)
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To: www-tag@w3.org, timbl@w3.org, nrm@arcanedomain.com, ashok.malhotra@oracle.com, ossi@w3.org, ossi.nykanen@tut.fi, ht@inf.ed.ac.uk, masinter@adobe.com, ylafon@w3.org, jeni@jenitennison.com, robin@berjon.com
CC: jeff@w3.org
W3C TAG members,  
It seems typical that over  time architecture groups start with broad 
visions and then tend to become  focused on more and more narrow issues.  So with 
all the accelerating innovations spawned by the Web is it time  for a 
revisiting of a broad vision ?  
I suspect many might  wish to answer yes to that question, but would 
question how to proceed.  Attached is a short paper that was  written for a 
slightly different purpose, but which tries to address the  question from 
perspectives of XML language and standards, from that of models  and frameworks, 
from that of integration of resources, data, services and uses,  and ultimately 
from the perspective of applications.  In particular, the paper focuses  
directly on basic architecture principles, identified by the W3C, as  
orthogonality, extensibility, error handling and interoperability.  In addition it 
attempts at a basis for  completeness as a framework for applications and 
their development.  It is much simpler in content and at a  higher level than 
the W3C recommendation on Web architecture from 2004 – and  perhaps that is a 
good thing. 
So is it time for  new foundations?  And is this  feasible ? 
Perhaps these notes  can useful for stimulating discussion within the group 
and might be useful for  soliciting formal sponsorship.   
Thanks for your consideration. 

Bill  Clare

Received on Sunday, 26 August 2012 23:00:26 UTC

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