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Re: Media types and versioning

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 08:04:59 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640705180504y32a8970fi6667fec9632ec1e2@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Orchard" <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, "Marc de Graauw" <marc@marcdegraauw.com>, "Marc de Graauw" <mdegraau@xs4all.nl>, www-tag@w3.org

On 5/17/07, David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com> wrote:
> What about incorporating a version # in the media type?
> Say application/soap+1dot2+xml, etc.

That's fine.  On the ietf-types list, I think I've recommended
something similar for at least one format which made backwards
incompatible changes.

> Then say in the media type definition that by definition any minor
> version change is compatible, and any incompatible change will be
> accompanied by a major version change.

I'm ok with the second part of that, but if a new version is
compatible, then a new media type shouldn't be required.

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