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RE: How to Version XML Applications

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 11:28:02 -0700
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To: "Norman Walsh" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, <www-tag@w3.org>

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> From: Norman Walsh [mailto:Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM] 
> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 11:20 AM
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> / "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com> was heard to say:
> | Does this mean that the namespace of a given XML vocabulary should 
> | never change?
> 
> But I think one could go a step further in answer to your question.
> 
> From the point of view of applications that examine the 
> namespace name and local name of an element to determine the 
> vocabulary to which it belongs, it isn't simply a "should 
> never", it's a "can never".
> 
> To those applications, if you change the namespace name, you 
> haven't changed the namespace of the vocabulary, you've *changed the
> vocabulary* by definition.
> 
> That may be a lot more painful than you'd like for a 
> transition from V1.0 to V1.1.

Really? SOAP doesn't seem to work this way 

http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part1/#envvermodel 

Then again Web Services isn't my forte so I may be incorrect. 

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