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   RE: Namespace and Versioning

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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>,Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 08:24:32 -0500

I agree that it is hell and no size fits all. 
On the other hand, for exactly that reason, 
no size should preclude any other.  It is 
similar to the problem of assigning security 
levels to field values.  It becomes a very 
tortured graph.  What I was looking for initially 
in this thread is some comments on the practices 
people are using to see if any general cases 

Len Bullard
Intergraph Public Safety

Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]

Having spent a few years in the data management industry, I learned very
painfully that versioning in general is just pure hell.  The reason
is that when different communities say "versioning" they mean totally
different things.  The versioning semantics in the reference publishing
industry, in the pharmaceuticals industry, and the aviation maintenance
industries, just to take 3 examples, are from completely different 
planets.  There just ain't no framework general enough to make all these 
people happy.  Just my opinion.  -Tim


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