[jdev] Interop Preparation

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Nov 29 16:18:39 CST 2010

On Mon Nov 29 21:57:55 2010, Tobias Markmann wrote:
> On 29.11.10 21:11, Dave Cridland wrote:
> > Isn't that what we're trying to find out? Stating so in advance  
> would
> > spoil all our fun...
> Ahh, right..totally forgot that we're here for *that* fun. :)

There's four cases that are interesting in this area, anyway.

1) We think we stick to the spec, but we missed *that* bit.

2) We think we stick to the spec. That bit doesn't mean *that*.

3) We think we stick to the spec. That bit everyone else is relying  
on is *optional*.

4) We think we don't stick to the spec here. Nor does anyone else.  
And it still works fine...

5) We think we don't stick to the spec here, and we think it doesn't  
matter. But X needs that behaviour.

Of these, for the XSF, the last is least interesting - not working is  
the expected outcome of not sticking to specs. The second and third  
are probably most interesting, but the fourth is quite fun to  
discover as well.

For implementors, the first is usually most interesting.

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