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Re: ISSUE-4: Versioning Straw Poll

From: Max Froumentin <maxfro@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:37:58 +0200
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin@robineko.com>, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uzdj5koe0739yu@pc214.sm.oslo.opera.com>
I agree.

Max.

On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:48:59 +0200, Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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
> version
>    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
> additive,
>    change names, or ensure that what limited deltas are made do not
> break
>    real-world code.
>
> Answers can be:
>
>    - I Agree
>    - I Disagree
>    - I Don't Care
>
> Please reply by September 1st.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> Robin Berjon
>    robineko — setting new standards
>    http://robineko.com/
>
>
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