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ISSUE-4: Versioning Straw Poll

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:48:59 +0200
Message-Id: <1342E516-882B-4873-ADC7-1AE0972131D7@robineko.com>
To: public-device-apis@w3.org

I'd like to get a rough view of where people stand with respect to API  
versioning, so here's a straw poll. Straw polls are different from  
formal votes in that they aren't binding for the WG  they just  
provide for a quick snapshot to get a feel for the state of a debate.  
Also, answers are per participant, not per company (though we'll  
notice ballot stuffing of course).

Here's the SP:

   This house believes that explicit version mechanisms on an API, such
   as have been done elsewhere using for instance hasFeature(), a  
   attribute on interface object, or a version parameter passed to a
   constructor are not useful in a web context and should be forsaken.
   Future revisions to given interfaces should either be strictly  
   change names, or ensure that what limited deltas are made do not  
   real-world code.

Answers can be:

   - I Agree
   - I Disagree
   - I Don't Care

Please reply by September 1st.


Robin Berjon
   robineko  setting new standards
Received on Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:49:43 UTC

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