December 11, 2001 1:05 PM PST
W3C group focuses on Web architecture
"Some discussions and debates within W3C have highlighted the need for documented architectural principles," the W3C said in a release. Berners-Lee added: "The Web is a minimalist design; there are as few arbitrary constraints as possible. However, as Web technologies must be interoperable and consistent, it is very important to stick to those constraints." Founding members of the group elected by W3C members are representatives of Microsoft, eBuilt, the Apache Software Foundation, BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Berners-Lee's appointees are Tim Bray, of Antarcti.ca, and Dan Connolly and Chris Lilley, both of the W3C.