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Re: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API specification

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:04:25 +0200
To: "Marcin Hanclik" <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>, "Andrei Popescu" <andreip@google.com>, "Richard Barnes" <rbarnes@bbn.com>
Cc: "Lars Erik Bolstad" <lbolstad@opera.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uvazlnra64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:51:29 +0200, Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com> wrote:
> I am thinking about the case(s) when a problem (maybe reported late)  
> would be found and how long we would have to live with the problem.

So far "forever". If content relies on something it becomes near impossible to change.

> That is why I think about versioning.

Versioning does not solve that problem. As far as I can tell in scenarios such as these it just creates more. Because you'd end up with two APIs instead of one just because some people prefer a slightly different name and the cost seems relatively low. (The combined cost of duplicate functionality is high.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 10:05:19 UTC

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