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RE: Versioning and HTML -- version indicators

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 09:36:49 -0400
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1242653809.3529.10.camel@dbooth-laptop>
Noah,

On Fri, 2009-05-15 at 19:50 -0400, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
[ . . . ] 
> I also believe the converse:
> 
> "If a given document never has more than one possible meaning when 
> interpreted per all versions of a language specification (though it may be 
> illegal per some of them), then neither in band nor out of band version 
> indicators are strictly needed."

If the document is stored such that it may be viewed much later, then
the original producer of the document would h

Are you excluding cases where documents are stored?  A document producer
can only know about versions that exist at the time when the document is
produced (or originally transmitted).  But if the document is stored and
viewed much later, there may be newer versions of the language
specification by the time the document is consumed.

David Booth
Received on Monday, 18 May 2009 17:09:36 GMT

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