This assignment is to read two TAG Findings and to answer some questions:
- Identifying Application State explores the challenges of using fragment identifiers and query parameters to link to states of applications, as opposed to locations in a document
BTW: you will notice that Noah is co-editor of the first finding. The story is that Tim Berners-Lee had written a somewhat similar document with the same ideas years before. In 2006 he asked the TAG to help clean it up and give it a wider audience. Noah did the editing for the revised version (you can compare them to get a sense of the way documents like this sometimes evolve from informal notes to something a bit more polished.)
Please read the following:
- Berners-Lee, T. and Mendelsohn, N. The Rule of Least Power, W3C TAG Finding 23 February 2006
- Raman, T.V. and Malhotra, A. Identifying Application State, W3C TAG Finding 1 December 2011
Getting the Questions
A set of questions is provided for your consideration below. In past years, students were asked to submit answers to these questions for grading. This year I ask only that you carefully consider these questions prior to our class discussion.
Do not submit your answers to these questions. Have them ready for class discussion on Tuesday April 19.
The material in these readings and the associated questions may be on the final exam.