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Re: How to Version XML Applications

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 15:25:24 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <871y7xn13v.fsf@nwalsh.com>

/ noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com was heard to say:
| Norm Walsh writes:
|> For XML-based
|> [quoting Tim Bray...NRM]
|> | languages, designers in general SHOULD NOT embed versioning
|> | information in namespace names."  -Tim
|> Sounds like good practice to me :-)

[... lots of intelligent, thoughtful commentary elided ...]

| So my suggestion is:  either decide that this is the time to choose a 
| group to think seriously though at least some of the versioning issues, or 
| skip the advice on namespaces, at least for now.  Many thanks.

I added the smiley because I didn't think it was really something that
we'd reach any sort of consensus on for the reasons you outlined. It's
too big and perilous a swamp to wade into casually.

                                        Be seeing you,

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XML Standards Architect | Blind to the world of Fact without; / 'Silly
Sun Microsystems, Inc.  | Dreamers,' the old men grin / Deaf to the
                        | world of Purpose within.--W. H. Auden
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