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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [AW] Project Description: attribute or element?
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2001 07:03:51 GMT
Craeg K Strong <cstrong@arielpartners.com> wrote:

> Adding an optional "description" element has the following advantages:

<snip/>

> and disadvantages:
> 
> -More likely to break compatibility-- the most natural way to
> implement is to emulate <property> and this requires changes in many
> more places...

Don't think so.  Just make it a new DataType (i.e. create a simple
wrapper class and add the classname to the
.../types/defaults.properties file) and you are done.

I don't see any backwards compatibility issues here.

> I personally believe that the description element is the better way to
> go

+1

Stefan

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