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Re: Versioning the Tool class

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 20:33:48 +0200
Message-ID: <42B0748C.8080702@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "public-wai-ert@w3.org" <public-wai-ert@w3.org>

Hi Charles,

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> I think we should use a new URI for this Class - I suggest that we 
> simply  change the suffix to ToolG so that they are not the same thing, 
> and  maintain the namespace. That saves building versioning tools that 
> have to  convert everything from one namespace to another, which strikes 
> me as  beneficial - let's not make extra work for increasing 
> compatibility and  convergence while we don't have to.

This revision is in many ways a major change to the Schema. W3C Working Drafts are clearly marked as work in progress for exactly this reason, that we do not lock ourselves into old and outdated concepts. I really suggest we use a new namespace to mark this new version of EARL rather than try to restrict ourselves. What are your exact concerns beyond conversion between different versions?


Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
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