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Backward Compatible

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 13:41:01 -0500
Message-Id: <261293DA-7130-11D8-9CF0-000A95718F82@w3.org>
To: public-evangelist@w3.org
I'm struggling with a question for the last month, and I would like to 
hear your opinion on it.

* What do we mean when we say backward compatible in the context of the 
* How would you define it?
* Do you define it with regards
	- to the specifications?
	- to the tools?
	- to the authoring techniques?


karl% dict compatible
*** Source: WordNet (r) 2.0 ***
      3: capable of being used with or connected to other devices or
         components without modification [ant: {incompatible}]

karl% dict backward
*** Source: WordNet (r) 2.0 ***
      adv 1: at or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back";
             "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked
             rearward out the window of the car" [syn: {back}, 
              {rearward}, {rearwards}] [ant: {forward}]

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
*** Be Strict To Be Cool ***

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