Thread Subject: Re: 1194.22(b) in Group A:Distinguish OSfromsoftware apps and Web content
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From: Luke Kowalski
Date: Fri, Oct 20 2006 11:25 AM
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[GregV said ]I think we will end up with
- some guidelines that apply across all three (and I do believe you will need to talk about ROLES again. A browser looks like an application and a platform. And software can be in all three roles.
- some guidelines or specifics that apply to just one role of software/docs.
Are we talking about soft-plat-web-doc ??
Indeed. Classifications that are technology-specific are usually trouble. Let us take a new breed of applications coming from Google, Adobe, and Oracle. They are little AJAX apps that run on the desktop. They look and feel like rich desktop apps (drag and drop, no refreshes or roud trips to the server), but they actually talk to web services via HTTP. Do they fall into the browser or desktop app category? Neither...
Overarching (general) and OS specific categories are maybe workable, but the web and the desktop are blending, which is why, to Robertos' point, you are seeing some overlap between ISO 9241 151 and 171.
luke kowalski, CPE
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