[rfc-i] xml2rfc media type and versioning

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Wed Jan 29 07:14:46 PST 2014


On Jan 29, 2014, at 1:39 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:

> On 2014-01-29 10:36, Erik Wilde wrote:
>> ...
>> sounds like a good starting point. the question then is whether for a v3
>> processor, there's some signal that it can use to branch into v2 or v3
>> behavior, or whether it can simply process v2/v3 in the same way. from
>> what i've heard so far, the latter seems to be the goal, but it may be
>> tricky if things such as v3 lists are using markup structures that are
>> rather different from their v2 counterparts.
>> ...
> 
> I believe it should be possible to do all changes in a way such that the semantics of existing markup will not change.

Note that there are many people (see the "lists" thread) that disagree with this approach.

--Paul Hoffman


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