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Re: comments regarding versioning

From: Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:24:58 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOywMHcQTb=D_TxzR4Vrnc-NspwMFc0o9EPp_u14+mWfEbY9xA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>, "public-dwbp-wg@w3.org" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Cc: Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM, Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu> wrote:
> hello.
>
> great work on the new WD! i have three comments regarding versioning:
>
> - what is the difference between "Best Practice 8" and "Best Practice 18"?
> it seems that they are very similar, and if there indeed is a subtle
> difference, maybe create one practice that spans both, or make it more clear
> what the difference is?
>

I agree they are very similar, and I actually made a comment that the
Memento pattern for datetime-based versioning [1] can be used in both
cases.

Cheers

Herbert

[1] http://www.mementoweb.org/guide/howto/

> - when it comes to versioning, i am always recommending to focus on openness
> and extensibility and have robust and well-defined models for those (this
> almost always requires well-defined processing models for data). this often
> avoids the need for versioning, which when done badly will be a breaking
> change.
>
> - when it comes to versioning, it is important to distinguish between
> breaking and non-breaking versioning changes. this comes down to the comment
> above: good openness and extensibility makes it easier to have non-breaking
> versioning, which helps tremendously in decentralized ecosystems.
>
> thanks and cheers,
>
> dret.
>
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>



-- 
Herbert Van de Sompel
Digital Library Research & Prototyping
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
http://public.lanl.gov/herbertv/

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