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From Grzegorz Kossakowski <gkossakow...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Versioning XML Schemas
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2007 17:41:56 GMT
Joerg Heinicke pisze:
> Grzegorz Kossakowski <gkossakowski <at> apache.org> writes:
> 
>> I wonder what will be broken if someone sticks to 2.2.3 version of schema?
> 
> It's actually not so easy to stick to a particular version.
> Quoting myself from the last mail:
> 
>>> With increasing the version number of the schema you have to adapt all your 
>>> references to the new version just to get your app working again. Or you'd
>>> need to hold all versions probably in use in your local XML catalogue or
>>> access them remotely.
> 
> Since this approach does not scale the problem increases with each new schema
> version. I'd have no problem with somebody being forced to update the reference
> if he wants to use a new feature (the additional attribute). But the approach
> breaks drop-in replacement. You would at least need to update the XML catalogue.
> I don't consider remote access a serious alternative.

Thanks for repeating your message. Now I understand it completely and agree with your view.

-- 
Grzegorz Kossakowski
http://reflectingonthevicissitudes.wordpress.com/

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