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From Dave Brondsema <d...@brondsema.net>
Subject Re: DTD version numbers (Was: svn commit: rev 22274)
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2004 12:10:10 GMT
On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, David Crossley wrote:

> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> > Juan Jose Pablos wrote:
> > > Dave Brondsema escribió:
> > ...
> > >>  From a theoretical purist perspective, DTDs should never change; we
> > >> should make a new file for each version.  Practically, it doesn't
> > >> matter much when optional parts are added, so don't worry about fixing
> > >> it this time.  But in the future you should create
> > >> skinconfig-v06-3.dtd.  And then update references to it in the
> > >> appropriate places:
> > >
> > > SVN is good on keeping version number, I do not see why we need to do
> > > this by hand.
> >
> > I think that we should version only released DTDs, not during
> > development. As you say, SVN keep track of all commits in any case.
>
> That might be okay as long as we release often.
>

Okay.  But even during development we still need to have a new DTD if the
change is not backwards compatible.


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