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Re: Versioning of EARL docs

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:51:48 +0200
Message-ID: <4A41F734.3030808@w3.org>
To: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
CC: public-wai-ert@w3.org
Hi Johannes,

Johannes Koch wrote:
> Shadi Abou-Zahra schrieb:
>> Hi all,
>> Can we agree that the version of EARL is primarily determined by its 
>> Schema document? The three other specs (HTTP-in-RDF, Content-in-RDF 
>> and Pointers-in-RDF) are designed to be supplemental, which is alone 
>> of the reasons why they are WG Notes. IMHO, updating HTTP-in-RDF will 
>> usually not change the EARL fundamentals, and should therefore not 
>> require the version number to change. However, changes to the Schema 
>> document will typically have more direct consequences on EARL as a whole.
> If we say that EARL is a vocabulary defined by different specifications, 
> then the EARL vocabulary _does_ change if one of the parts changes.
> Another proposal could be to not version EARL the vocabulary, but only 
> the parts. Then the schema document would have to be called "EARL Schema 
> 1.0", as already written in an earlier mail.

I'm not sure that this helps manage the dependency issue. It is the 
schema of EARL 1.0, and I think that the name should remain.

Please see a suggestion in a next separate thread.


Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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