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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: DTD version numbers (Was: svn commit: rev 22274)
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2004 12:20:55 GMT
Dave Brondsema wrote:

> 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.

If we change a released DTD we change the version, if not we don't.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
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    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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