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From "Bernt M. Johnsen" <Bernt.John...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: what's up with the 10.3 release files?
Date Sun, 17 Jun 2007 18:23:25 GMT
>>>>>>>>>>>> Rick Hillegas wrote (2007-06-16 11:05:40):
> Myrna van Lunteren wrote:
> >On 6/16/07, Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> wrote:
> >>This highlights a problem with the release notes process. The input is
> >>HTML but they are then processed with an XML tool. Since HTML is not XML
> >>we will hit this problem with many release notes. Any change folks make
> >>to a release note has the potential to break the generation, even if
> >>they are using valid HTML as expected.
> [...]
> We should talk more about whether xml or html is the right markup for 
> the release notes. People will want to sanity check their notes in a 
> browser. I don't know if most of the popular browsers will display the 
> xml properly. I'm afraid that if a browser displays the file as html 
> (even though the file says it's xml), then the browser will switch into 
> the forgiving mode which allows unbalanced tags and is not 
> case-sensitive, etc.. In any event, I think that the lint tool described 
> in (1) will be useful.

Well, if we want release notes to be in XML and we also want release
notes to be HTML for sanity checking in a browser, that's no
problem. It's called XHTML (http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/) and is
supported by most browsers.


Bernt Marius Johnsen, Database Technology Group, 
Staff Engineer, Technical Lead Derby/Java DB
Sun Microsystems, Trondheim, Norway

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