I want to change the http interface

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at canonical.com
Wed Oct 16 13:42:18 UTC 2013

Indeed, and it sounds like this is a good topic to talk through in the sprint.

There are several inner points to the topic:

- Versioning interfaces is possible

- Extending the _same_ interfaces with optional features is possible

- Providing multiple interfaces, the general one and a custom one, is
also possible

- The grand plan of properly [1] documenting interfaces never happened

- We should avoid adding new terminology and logic to an already rich
context; conventions can solve problems

[1] See http://webintents.org/share, for example

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 4:57 AM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> When we originally discussed this, the view was that versioning would be
> handled directly in the name. So folks CAN if they want do an http-XYZ
> and own that namespace henceforth. In general, I think we should
> socialise convergence around common patterns, but allowing flexibility
> encourages healthy experimentation.
> Mark
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