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Re: pls warn against untested hooks

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 13:38:30 -0500
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org, www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050202183830.GB12235@homer.w3.org>

* Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> [2005-02-02 12:13-0600]
> 
> My experience is that untested hooks are bad; really bad. Please
> share this experience with your readers.
> 
> This bit of SpecGL seems relevant, though not exactly the "untested
> hooks are bad" bumper-sticker I'd like to see:
> 
>         Make sure there is a need for the optional feature. 
>         4.2 Good Practice A: in 4. Managing Variability of SpecGL 
> 
> The 1999 RDF spec had a couple hooks that were not well tested [...]

+1

RDF Schema had the 'ConstraintResource' hook, which was also (while 
it was good to try to anticipate things like OWL coming along) a 
flawed design - we never defined 'constraint'. 

Dan
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