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From Jeff Turner <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: skinconf.xml evolution (Re: path trail)
Date Sat, 09 Nov 2002 14:23:43 GMT
On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 08:58:08AM -0500, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> Jeff Turner wrote:
> > 
> > How about we add a <disable-breadcrumbs> entry to skinconf.xml, to match
> > <disable-search>?
> > 
> > I wish I'd called it <enable-search>.. now the damage is done, we can
> > either:
> >  - break backwards-compat and reverse the logic
> >  - follow the precedent and do a major overhaul sometime in the future
> 
> i don't know from xml, really, but can't you just duplicate the effect
> of the current tag (what is it, <search>?) into <enable-search>, so
> they both do the same thing, and deprecate the original one?

Yes, it's possible to just evolve skinconf.  It potentially leads to very
messy stylesheets and DTDs though.  It would be nicer to make a clean
break at some point, and keep backwards-compat with a stylesheet
(automatically applied), converting the format.


--Jeff

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