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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: svn commit: rev 10172 - in xml/forrest/branches/copyless: . src/core/fresh-site/src/documentation src/documentation
Date Thu, 22 Apr 2004 22:52:21 GMT
Dave Brondsema wrote:

> wrote:
>> Author: nicolaken
>> Date: Thu Apr 22 04:13:28 2004
>> New Revision: 10172
>> Modified:
>>    xml/forrest/branches/copyless/build.xml
>> xml/forrest/branches/copyless/src/core/fresh-site/src/documentation/skinconf.xml

>>    xml/forrest/branches/copyless/src/documentation/skinconf.xml
>> Log:
>> Remove DTD from skinconf and make it validate as simple XML.
> Is this necessary?  I thought cheche got it working well.

That's a good question, and I hesitated to do it as well.

The fact is that somehow I was still getting errors in the logs about a 
missing DTD, so I got irritated and took them away. Ok, so this is not a 
technical reason, but the more I think of it, the more it seems to make 
sense. Do property files have a DTD? Do they need one?

For example, let's say that somebody makes a skin that needs some extra 
customization values... where do they put them? Without a DTD, they can 
easily add them to the skinconf file.

What are the reasons we should keep the DTD, given the above point and 
the problems we have been having till now (not no mention having to make 
users update the DTD at every change)?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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