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From Donald Ball <>
Subject Re: sitemap verbosity
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2000 01:41:47 GMT
On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Pier P. Fumagalli wrote:

> Mircea Toma wrote:
> > 
> > The reason for the "syntax" is (I believe) that there will be more <process>
> > tags in a sitemap than <serializer>, <processor> and <producer>.
> > <process> tags the leafs of the tree instead of first elements from the root
> > the sitemap become less verbosely. The difference is that operations must be
> > read from leaf to root. Tags such <serializer> are not repeated for every
> > <process> instruction, grouping same type outputs.
> > If I don't make sense sorry to bother.
> Hmm... we're going down to aestethics... I still prefer the old format,
> the one starting with the prefix that needs to be matched, even if it's
> more verbose than the one you're describing...
> Basically my "key" is the URI expression that needs to be matched, yours
> is the content type that needs to be matched... Personally i think that,
> even if it's more verbose, it's probably easier to see and understand...
> but i might be wrong...
> can someone comment on that???

is there no way we could support both, at least for the near term until
people actually start using this stuff?

- donald

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