[rfc-i] On backwards compatibility for v2

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Mon Feb 10 15:46:01 PST 2014


On 2/10/14 3:16 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:
> On 2/10/2014 12:13 PM, Paul Kyzivat wrote:
>> If so, could the (web) interface just choose the tool that is right for
>> any given xml file? That would make life simpler.
>
>
> Oh my goodness, I hope this is not a path that is taken.
>
> The idea is that the new tool needs to be able to process an older
> version of xml2rfc file, because the new version of xml2rfc is simply  a
> superset of the old.  That's real backward compatibility: the old stuff
> still works directly in the new environment, rather than requiring the
> new stuff to 'revert' to the old environment.

That would be better. I was reacting to the response that said they were 
proposing to handle backward compatibility with conversion tools.

	Thanks,
	Paul



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