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minimal constraint, principle of

From Glossary of "Weaving the Web" (1999-07-23) | Glossary for this source

The idea that engineering or other designs should define only what they have to, leaving other aspects of the system and other systems as unconstrained as possible.

From Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One (2004-12-15) | Glossary for this source

An architectural principle is a fundamental rule that applies to a large number of situations and variables. Architectural principles include "separation of concerns", "generic interface", "self-descriptive syntax," "visible semantics," "network effect" (Metcalfe's Law), and Amdahl's Law: "The speed of a system is limited by its slowest component."

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