Version numbers on XMLschemata
rplante at poplar.ncsa.uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 22 07:45:06 PST 2006
Thanks for these comments. I think we all need understand how critically
we depend on these schemas (wsdls, the same way) and how disruptive
changes can be.
On Wed, 22 Nov 2006, Guy Rixon wrote:
> I'm not keen on "backward-compatible" changes because I always distrust the
> compatibilty, especially with respect to Java-binding tools.
Wise. Once we officially switch over, we'll have to be more disciplined
about what changes we allow.
> I guess it comes down to whether a schema is official published or not: fluid
> util published, frozen afterwards. That's why Kevin and I were asking whether
> VOResource-1.0 was published yet. Can we, in future, be clear about which
> exposed schemata are fluid and which are likely to change (e.g. a comment in
> the schema text)?
Good idea. (I've been feeling an IVOA Note coming on in recent months
regarding this subject.)
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