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Subject: Re: [codelist] Genericode 1.1? - a request from CEFACT for embedded code lists in code list set documents

At 2009-04-13 21:47 +0100, Anthony B. Coates (DES) wrote:
>This is an oversight on my part.  When I made an update to the content
>model for references, I apparently fixed only the code lists and code list
>sets, not the column sets.
>I think we should fix this, but that would make the next release of
>genericode backwards incompatible.  It would be a 2.0 release instead of a
>1.1 release.  I suspect it would only be "technically" backwards
>incompatible, because I have no evidence that anyone is using column set
>references at present (but I would certainly like to hear from anyone who
>is).  The purpose of this e-mail is to let you all know about this issue,
>and to get your feedback about fixing it in the next release of genericode.

I have confirmation from OASIS that we are obliged to treat the 
backwards-incompatible change as substantive, thus mandating a 2.0 
release that would contain the fix and other features.

. . . . . .  Ken

>Cc: Robin Cover <robin@oasis-open.org>,
>  "Anthony B. Coates" <anthony.coates@documentengineeringservices.com>
>From: Mary McRae <mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org>
>To: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
>Subject: Re: Publishing errata with revised XSD
>Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:24:48 -0400
>Hi Ken,
>   The other factor to consider is that Errata are limited to non- 
> substantive changes. It's difficult to argue that a schema change is
>not substantive - whether you're aware of any implementations or not.
>   If no one is actually using that component, can you just leave it
>broken and rather than fixing it, issue something that says not to use
>it? Then you can rectify in the next release?

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