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RE: ISSUE-4: Versioning Straw Poll

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 16:07:51 +0200
To: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C2890C65E7C@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
Hi All,

I am sorry for my delayed answer and missing the deadline.
I am in the comfortable situation of replying after the others have done it already.

I do not want to disagree, I try to care.

I accept the fact that the versioning - as principle - will be implicit and/or realized by different means than version identifiers.
I can live with it.
So I agree.

Thanks,
Marcin

Marcin Hanclik
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-----Original Message-----
From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 2:49 PM
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: ISSUE-4: Versioning Straw Poll

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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