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From "Alexandru Popescu ☀" <the.mindstorm.mailingl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Backwards compatibility, Re: 3.1.3.1 Removing Items
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:28:17 GMT
On 7/20/07, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Alexandru Popescu ? wrote:
> > ...
> > Now about the compatibility issue: considering that 2.0 is suggesting
> > the removal of XPath we cannot talk about backward compatibility
> > anymore. One more change at the API level and one that will make
> > things clearer is the smart decission (remember we are not talking
> > about a 1.1 spec, but about 2.0 which is already suggesting
> > non-backward compatible changes).
> > ...
>
> Backwards compatibility was a goal for JSR-283.
>
> Making XPath optional breaks that in a big way, and I personally hope
> that public review will show that people do not like that.
>
> So, instead of opening pandora's box even wider, let's try to close it :-).
>
> Because, *if* backwards compatibility stops being a concern, I have
> *lots* of things I'd like to get rid of, such as same-name siblings,
> certain naming restrictions, addressing, namespace remapping...
>
> Best regards, Julian
>

I basically agree with you, but as with other specs, I am afraid that
bad things will go in, while good things will be left outside. So, we
need to make sure this will not happen.

bests,
./alex
--
.w( the_mindstorm )p.

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