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From Marcel Kinard <>
Subject Re: XML schema for plugin.xml and config.xml?
Date Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:36:20 GMT
initial draft implementation is ready for feedback, description is in
(just plugin schema now, not config schema yet).

On Jul 10, 2013, at 12:15 PM, Marcel Kinard <> wrote:

> On Jul 9, 2013, at 9:38 PM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:
>> Seriously though, if the schema is changing isn't that all the more reason
>> to support validation so devs can get early confirmation?
> That is exactly my thought. Updating the xsd is relatively easy, and it's just one file
per schema. Handling a new attribute or element is just a few lines of work.
> On Jul 9, 2013, at 5:56 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>> …there is pretty strong argument brewing to move to JSON.
> If that is going to happen, it would be post 3.0, because only 9 days are remaining,
> I can see why JSON would be attractive, but that would also be forcing plugin authors
to re-do their config file that they recently created for 3.0. Potentially we could use XSL
to transform config.xml to config.json automatically for a bridge period.
> I'll start playing with an XSD and put it out for review.

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