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Re: Polyglot: the final thread?

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:08:38 +0100
Message-ID: <51405E36.50405@w3.org>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
On 13/03/2013 03:14 , Larry Masinter wrote:
> I think polyglot is a general important technique for transitioning
> languages, interfaces and protocols, and the TAG could do most good by
> understanding and explaining it.

There is no doubt that there are useful techniques for language 
evolution, and that mutually intelligible subsets is an important tool 
for language evolution in a massively distributed system, where version 
indicators cannot hope to work.

But that's a general discussion on versioning (for which I believe the 
TAG still has an open issue…). It has little to do with how the HTML WG 
should pursue polyglot.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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