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From Mark Koudritsky <>
Subject Re: Looking for input on syntax to use for specifying plugin deps in config.xml
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:41:58 GMT
I prefer the <dependency> syntax. It's shorter, more intuitive and
consistent with plugin.xml. I don't see much value in _partial_ compliance
with the w3c spec.

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:

> Gorkem is adding awesome feature to restore plugins/platforms your app
> depends on.  There is some debate on the correct syntax to use in the
> config.xml file: do we use (a) plugin.xml style <dependency> tags, or (b)
> w3c widget spec <feature> tags?
> Gorkem votes (b), arguing that using widget spec helps his tools with
> editing config.xml (existing gui editor, I assume?), and has implemented a
> PR for it (
> I vote (a), arguing that we already don't match widget spec, and already
> have established syntax for for specifying plugin urls & versions in
> plugin.xml (with docs and examples), and its better for our CLI
> implementation to use existing plugin deps handlers.
> What do you think?
> Background: read full thread titled "[GitHub] cordova-cli pull request:
> CB-6469"

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