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RE: How to Version XML Applications

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 19:30:40 -0700
To: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00de01c25a05$e8762b70$0100007f@beasys.com>

Ooh, ooh.  Now that's a fun topic.  Issue: "Should a mechanism other than
namespaces be used for version differentiation?".  FWIW, the area of version
control is of keen interest in the web services community.

Cheers,
dave

> -----Original Message-----
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> Tim Bray
> Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 7:45 AM
> To: xsl-editors@w3.org
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> Subject: Re: How to Version XML Applications
>
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>
> Norman Walsh wrote:
>
> > I doubt that there's "one true solution" to this problem, so I'm not
> > inclined to encourage the TAG to get involved.
>
> What Norm said.  When people say "versioning", they mean all sorts of
> different things, many of them violently mutually incompatible.
> Different WGs are going to have really different versioning
> requirements.
>
> I also am generally dubious about using namespaces to version, to the
> extent that it might be worth considering an architectural principle
> that this is a bad idea.  -Tim
>
>
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