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RE: Comment on Evolution of XML protocol requirements

From: Scott Hinkelman <srh@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 07:35:12 -0600
To: "Oisin Hurley" <ohurley@iona.com>
Cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF646376E2.9F0D8620-ON852569D1.004A9833@raleigh.ibm.com>
>We particularly wished to avoid the used of the word 'version' in the
text because it was seen by many as a solution to the problem of

Thats fine with me.

Scott Hinkelman, Senior Software Engineer
XML Industry Enablement
IBM e-business Standards Strategy
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"Oisin Hurley" <ohurley@iona.com>@w3.org on 01/11/2001 06:25:12 AM

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[deletia]
> -> Upon failure of envelope version support, there should be a consistent
> error indicating so. This then
> leads to the question of "what version of envelope should that error be
> contained in?" The following
> question surfaces: "What versions do you support?".

I agree - the failure models for basic XP features should be normative.

[deletia]
> "............The specification must define the concepts of backwards
> compatible and backwards incompatible
> evolution through a consistent mechanism over time that encompasses
> incompatable version detection
> and discovery of supported XP versions."

We particularly wished to avoid the used of the word 'version' in the
text because it was seen by many as a solution to the problem of
compatibility rather than as a requirement. As it stands, the text
says - 'we have to be able to do this, but we don't care how'. The
next step is to say 'we do it using versioning, in this particular
fashion'.

 cheers
   --oh

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