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From "Jonathan Hawkes" <jhaw...@adsnm.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Defining Avalon's Mission
Date Wed, 10 Mar 2004 17:38:18 GMT
> To sum up, I believe that "Avalon" should be known as a family of
> specifications.  NOT "One specification to rule the all," but many
> specifications with versions and test cases.  Specifications will have
> flaws.  They will need to be updated/amended/discarded, but as long as
> have test-cases and reasonable versioning, compatibility can be within an
> implementers grasp.  I do not think that Avalon should include a single
> Model Driven Architecture that all container implementations must follow,
> however.  We just aren't there yet.

To clarify, my definition of "specification" includes API docs, test cases,
possibly DTDs or XML Schemas, but NOT lengthy formal design specs.

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