Re: ISSUE-4: html-versioning / ISSUE-84: legacy-doctypes - Straw Poll for Objections

On Jul 22, 2010, at 11:02 , Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> The poll is available here, and it will run through Friday, July 30th:
> Please read the introductory text before entering your response.
> In particular, keep in mind that you don't *have* to reply. You only need to do so if you feel your objection to one of the options is truly strong, and has not been adequately addressed by a clearly marked objection contained within a Change Proposal or by someone else's objection. The Chairs will be looking at strength of objections, and will not be counting votes.

I was on vacation while this poll was open, but I wanted to register my strong objection to the addition of a versioning indicator of any kind. It is an approach that with respect I can only deem na´ve and that adds complexity without addressing the issue of compatible behaviour across change.

I have covered the topic previously, going into some lengths to describe architectural issues with version indicators as part of a discussion with the TAG in, as well as in a lighterweight description that ends with a decision tree about the cases in which you need a version indicator at

Robin Berjon -

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