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Re: Updated compatible versioning strategies document (section 5 Forwards Compatible ACTION-107)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 13:43:01 -0500
To: David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1210963381.4651.794.camel@pav.lan>

On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 18:59 -0700, David Orchard wrote:
> It's at
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/versioning-compatibility-strategies-20080513.html
>  
> and the latest is at
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/versioning-compatibility-strategies
>  
> I incorporated the large majority of comments from Marc de Graauw,
> Ashok, Noah.  I was not able to incorporate any comments from Norm as
> I think he and I need to discuss his comments further.  The material
> is modestly revised so I think another review by Norm is still useful.
>  
> This completes my action to revise the material by EOD tuesday so that
> Dan, Raman, Noah and Norm can do their reviews in time for the f2f.


I'm reasonably happy to see the XML 1.1 story incorporated.
Noah raises some interesting points about the historical details,
but I doubt that treating them fully is worth the screenspace
it would take. I wonder if there's a good write-up out
there that we could just cite...

Kendall Grant Clark took a critical look in 2002
  http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/10/23/deviant.html
and there's Norm's post-mortem
  http://norman.walsh.name/2004/09/30/xml11

Hmm... neither is exactly the scope I had in mind, but I think
both are worth citing somehow.

I'd be happier if we'd made more progress on CSS versioning.
tracker thinks ACTION-133 is due 10 Apr; how about an update?

The boxed items are still written up as good practice notes
rather than patterns... e.g.
  "Good Practice: Languages should be Extensible."
and "Extensible" seems to be defined in the terminology document.
Hmm.

I'm sympathetic to many of Norm's comments[22Apr]. I'm afraid
I have read the material too many times now to tell which of
his comments are addressed by the most recent draft. Hmm.


[22Apr] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Apr/0254.html
" See http://a.nnotate.com/php/docnotes.php?d=2008-04-22&amp;c=X1jcEq
or http://a.nnotate.com/docs/2008-04-22/X1jcEq/index.html "

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