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From Craig McClanahan <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [digester] @author tag tidyup
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2004 17:48:20 GMT
Simon Kitching wrote:

>Hi,
>
>We had a discussion about author tags a while ago. The general consensus
>was that individuals should no longer be listed in these tags [NB: not
>an official vote]. I think this is now also apache policy?
>
>  
>
It's a recommendation of the ASF Board.

>Robert Donkin suggested using them to credit "the commons team", with
>the benefit that a link would lead back to apache.
>
>I see that these tags have started appearing in Betwixt:
>
> * @author <a href='http://jakarta.apache.org/'>Jakarta Commons Team</a>
>
>I'm happy with this; the line length is 73 chars, so it fits nicely
>within an 80-char line without wrapping and seems useful.
>
>Does anyone have any objections if I replace all the existing @author
>tags in digester with this? I have already copied all author info into
>the project.xml file...
>
>[NB: I might make it "The Jakarta Commons Team" for grammatical reasons
>:-]
>
>  
>
I'd actually prefer to just get rid of the @author line entirely.  If 
we're going to keep it, though, the link should really point at 
something useful, like perhaps the home page of the Digester website.

>Regards,
>
>Simon
>
>  
>
Craig


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