[rfc-i] xml2rfc media type and versioning
dret at berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 28 00:01:50 PST 2014
media type registration for the in the latest xml2rfc v2 vocabulary
draft), i was wondering about the versioning aspect of the media type.
if it is intended to make v2 and v3 compatible in both directions (v2
documents can be meaningfully processed by a v3 processor, and v3
documents can be meaningfully processed by a v2 processor), then it
definitely would be great to have just one media type. is such a
versioning design planned?
if the answer to this question is yes, then i would propose that the
xml2rfc v2 vocabulary draft gets an "extensibility model" section, in
which it is explained what extension points the vocabulary has, and how
processors have to handle them. v3 then needs to make sure that it stays
within the bounds of this model.
if it is not planned to make v2/v3 fully compatible in this way, then i
think it might be necessary to add some versioning strategy to the media
type, so that processors can detect the version of a document and apply
the correct processing model.
thanks and cheers,
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