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Subject: Re: Policy on backwards incompatible changes

/ Justus-bulk@Piater.name was heard to say:
| Are backwards-incompatible changes really that destructive? Nobody
| forces anyone to upgrade their documents.

It's not quite that simple. Not upgrading means not taking advantage
of new features. What's more, the tools you use may upgrade to newer
versions over time, so not upgrading becomes harder and harder.

But stagnating development isn't the answer either. It's just about

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Resist the urge to hurry; it will
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | only slow you down--Bruce Eckel
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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