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Re: comments regarding versioning

From: Caroline Burle <cburle@nic.br>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:11:24 +0100
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>, public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <56E6C68C.2060501@nic.br>
Hello Erik!

Thank you for your comments. The former Best Practice 18: Vocabulary 
versioning was removed from the document. The current version of the 
document doesn't deal with vocabulary versioning.

Kind regards,
Caroline

On 25/06/15 19:13, Erik Wilde 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?
>
> - 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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