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Re: PSA: publish WD of "WebIDL Level 1"

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 05:51:10 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78jPq_yUYNy5aWSbV2kKEsgVC5X0hHN9-XdO-R3tKLB1Nw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Cc: Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 2:33 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com> wrote:
> Let's say we implement some feature based on Web IDL published as of today.  I'm going to refer that in my source code commit message.  Future readers of my code has no idea what I was implementing when they look at my commit message in five years if it refers to the living standard that changes over time.

Apart from what Domenic said, IDs should remain stable over time and
other than features getting expanded, they need to remain backwards
compatible, just as your code base. (It also seems like useful
information to know what you've implemented has been refactored or
changed in some way in the corresponding standard, so you can take
steps to update your code.)

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