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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:56:28 -0800
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <5052B4C6-0268-4486-AF8B-64C7F46DB572@apple.com>
To: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>

On Feb 18, 2009, at 3:25 PM, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

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>
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
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>> 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 ?

I think it is one of the concerns. I don't think it is the only concern.

> If so, it is a pity that this wasn't made explicit at the outset.

Seems to me it was made pretty explicit, for example in the message by  
David Baron that Dan Connoly cited.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:57:10 GMT

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