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Re: Changing Namespaces Between Specification Versions (was: XI

  • From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@g...>
  • To: Michael Kay <mike@s...>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:34:39 +0100

Re: Changing Namespaces Between Specification Versions (was: XI
2009/4/22 Michael Kay <mike@s...>:
>> I concur with Michael's observation, but I don't think a
>> version attribute alone is sufficient for good versioning.
> It's not enough on its own, but it gets you a long way, provided of course
> that the value of the attribute is not just an opaque string but a pointer
> to a set of rules that define the contract between sender and recipient
> associated with that version.

For an alternative opinion on versioning, see Robin Berjon's posts in
this thread:


"Personally, I would recommend that we don't :) Version identifiers
are largely useless and experience shows that users use them wrong
(e.g. a bunch of SVG out there that's labelled as 1.1 is really 1.2,
but people just copy-paste the root element). "

...and suggests more further down the thread:


Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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