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Re: ISSUE-4: Versioning, namespace URIs and MIME types

From: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 23:25:08 +0000
Message-ID: <499C98D4.7080101@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> So I think experience since David's original email bears him out. It 
> does seem to make a difference whether or not the spec has an official 
> versioning hook. It doesn't prevent versioning mechanisms for bug 
> compatibility from being created, but it does limit their effectiveness 
> in producing anti-competitive side effects.

Without wishing to over-simplify things, is this concern
about "anti-competitive side effects" what lies at the
heart of much of the opposition to versioning ?  If so,
it is a pity that this wasn't made explicit at the outset.

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