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Re: Normative constraints on the WSA

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 09:43:04 -0400
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030517094303.G21062@www.markbaker.ca>

On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 03:39:46AM -0500, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
> I don't think that anything in the architecture of the Web, at least as
> I see it articulated by the TAG or the charter of the WSAWG, says or
> implies that the Web must remain the same forever.  As I've stated it,
> this may seem like a tautology or perhaps as a personally intended slur
> (not intended this way at all), but I'm beginning to think that in
> essence this, or something like it, is a point of real difference of
> opinion and approach.

Not at all.  But you don't see improvement by relaxing constraints and
removing the very properties that got us to where we are today.  You
see improvement by *adding* new constraints.  I welcome all innovation
on the Web that does just that (see KnowNow), and I reject all
"innovation" to the contrary; it isn't innovation, it's taking us back
between 20 and 30 years in the evolution of large scale distributed

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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