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Re: proposal for namespace versioning policy for mtom assertion

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 15:04:27 -0400
To: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org, xml-dist-app-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFDDB0827A.42F2601B-ON852572B3.00685D9D-852572B3.0068B35E@us.ibm.com>
Yes, that would be my understanding.

Cheers,

Christopher Ferris
STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/chrisferris
phone: +1 508 377 9295

xml-dist-app-request@w3.org wrote on 04/04/2007 01:03:51 PM:

> 
>  >       Addition of new elements or attributes in locations covered by 
a
>  >       previously specified wildcard
> 
> I assume that if the wildcard said namespace="##other", an addition 
> would be considered a non-backward compatible change.
> 
> -Anish
> --
> 
> Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> > 
> > Proposed namespace document for the mtom policy assertion namespace 
> > attached.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Christopher Ferris
> > STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
> > email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
> > blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/chrisferris
> > phone: +1 508 377 9295
> > 
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> > 
> > W3C <http://www.w3.org/>
> > 
> > 
> >   MTOM Policy Assertion 1.0 Namespace:
> >   |http://www.w3.org/@@@/soap12-mtom-policy|
> > 
> > This (|http://www.w3.org/@@@/soap12-mtom-policy|) is a URI defined in 
> > the MTOM Policy Assertion 1.0 
> > <http://www.w3.org/@@@/soap12-mtom-policy/> @@@(dated) specifications.
> > 
> > This document describes the MTOM Policy Assertion 1.0 namespace. A 
RDDL 
> > version <soap12-mtom-policy.xhtml> of this document is available.
> > 
> > 
> >     Latest XML Schema:
> > 
> > The following URI always points to the latest schema (including 
errata) 
> > for the MTOM Policy Assertion 1.0 namespace. The resource at this 
> > location may change as new errata are incorporated.
> > 
> > http://www.w3.org/@@@/soap12-mtom-policy.xsd
> > 
> > 
> >     This dated version of the XML Schema:
> > 
> > The following URI points to the schema for the MTOM Policy Assertion 
1.0 
> > namespace corresponding to the @@@(dated) specifications.
> > 
> > http://www.w3.org/@@@/soap12-mtom-policy.xsd
> > 
> > 
> >     Stability of this namespace URI:
> > 
> > It is the intent of the W3C XML Protocols Working Group that the MTOM 
> > Policy Assertion 1.0 XML namespace URI will not change arbitrarily 
with 
> > each subsequent revision of the corresponding XML Schema documents as 
> > the specifications transition through Candidate Recommendation, 
Proposed 
> > Recommendation and Recommendation status. However, should the 
> > specifications revert to Working Draft status, and a subsequent 
> > revision, published as a WD, CR or PR draft, results in non-backwardly 

> > compatible changes from a previously published WD, CR or PR draft of 
the 
> > specification, the namespace URI will be changed accordingly.
> > 
> > Under this policy, the following are examples of backwards compatible 
> > changes that would not result in assignment of a new XML namespace 
URI:
> > 
> >     *
> > 
> >       Addition of new global element, attribute, complexType and
> >       simpleType definitions.
> > 
> >     *
> > 
> >       Addition of new elements or attributes in locations covered by a
> >       previously specified wildcard.
> > 
> >     *
> > 
> >       Modifications to the pattern facet of a type definition for 
which
> >       the value-space of the previous definition remains valid or for
> >       which the value-space of the vast majority of instances would
> >       remain valid.
> > 
> >     *
> > 
> >       Modifications to the cardinality of elements (i.e. modifications
> >       to minOccurs or maxOccurs attribute value of an element
> >       declaration) for which the value-space of possible instance
> >       documents conformant to the previous revision of the schema 
would
> >       still be valid with regards to the revised cardinality rule.
> > 
> > 
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> > 
> > Comments on this document may be sent to the public 
xmlp-comments@w3.org 
> > <mailto:xmlp-comments@w3.org> mailing list (public archive 
> > <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xmlp-comments//>).
> > 
> > =
> 
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