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Re: ISSUE-4: Versioning Straw Poll

From: <Jere.Kapyaho@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 15:59:05 +0200
To: <robin@robineko.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C6C1B1D9.7D36%jere.kapyaho@nokia.com>
I Agree

--Jere


On 27.8.2009 15.48, "ext 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/
Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 13:59:43 UTC

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