Friday, November 28, 2008

2008-11-28 Friday - XML Schema Versioning

I cam across the following document today:


Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture
Phil Bianco, Software Engineering Institute
Rick Kotermanski, Summa Technologies
Paulo Merson, Software Engineering Institute
September 2007
TECHNICAL REPORT
CMU/SEI-2007-TR-015
ESC-TR-2007-015
Software Architecture Technology Initiative
http://www.sei.cmu.edu/pub/documents/07.reports/07tr015.pdf

See page-44

5.12 WHAT IS THE APPROACH FOR SERVICE VERSIONING?



...which points to an external document in the Refernces section:



[xFront 2007]

xFront. XML Schema Versioning.

http://www.xfront.com/Versioning.pdf


...which is a 5-page pdf discussion of this topic.


A closely related topic is the issue of WSDL versioning - which is covered quite well in an Iona Best Practices white paper: http://blogs.iona.com/sos/20070410-WSDL-Versioning-Best-Practise.pdf