It Depends on What You Mean “Backward Compatibility” …

December 15, 2006 at 4:20 pm | Posted in Microsoft SharePoint, portals | Leave a comment

Great unintentionally humorous quote from the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK (Revised: September 2006):

All object model changes in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 have been made with an emphasis on high backward compatibility with .[sic] So even though you may have a completely re-factored area of the object model, such as Administration, your code should still work going forward. However, you should be aware that your old code, although functional, may not do what you expect in the new object-model hierarchy.

Only an a real engineer could have written that! “It works perfectly! The fact that it doesn’t do what you expect is your problem …”


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