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Re: [LC-1948] DDR Simple API - interpretation of getAPIVersion()

From: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:04:18 -0400
Cc: public-ddwg-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <10C0A6DD-9218-4F1C-80AA-EC22FD4C98F6@w3.org>
To: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>

Hello Dr. Hanrahan,

Thank you for your comment.  It has been assigned the identifier  
"LC-1948".  Including this ID in the subject field of correspondence  
on this issue will help us to track the issue through our process.

We will take your comment into consideration and respond in detail soon.

Again, thank you very much for your comments,

Matt Womer
DDWG Team Contact, W3C

On Apr 14, 2008, at 6:22 AM, Rotan Hanrahan wrote:
> Regarding the getAPIVersion() method, described here:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-DDR-Simple-API-20080404/#sec-Service-getAPI
> Version
> The definition says:
> "Returns information about the implementation of the API including the
> current version."
> Our development team wish to know if this information is intended to  
> be
> machine readable. In the absence of a statement to this effect, the  
> only
> valid interpretation is that the returned String is intended to be  
> read
> by a human, presumably for diagnostics purposes.
> Proposed amendment:
> The team also notes that in addition to getting diagnostic information
> about the API implemented by an instance, it may also be of benefit to
> get a machine-readable indication of the API to which the  
> implementation
> claims conformance. The proposal is to add a method:
>  Public String getAPINamespace();
> In the case of this API, the returned value would be:
>  "http://www.w3.org/TR/DDR-Simple-API/"
> On behalf of MobileAware Ltd, Development Team,
> Dr Rotan Hanrahan
> Chief Innovations Architect
> MobileAware
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 17:06:05 UTC

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