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From Stefan Schuster <>
Subject Re: [properties]Why .properties instead of XML?
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:23:46 GMT

On Fri, 2003-08-29 at 19:11, Khrishnamurthy, Sankar wrote:
> Hi,
> Just made a successful build of Geronimo - albeit with
> -Dmaven.test.failure.ignore=true..
> Noted that some of the .conf files are XML files while there are still
> some .properties file?  What is the rationale behind this?  Why not use
> .properties files or XML files uniformly for every configuration file?
> Also, why name some XML files as .conf files?  Can't they be named .xml
> to easily identify them as XML files?  May be like {some-name}-conf.xml?
> Or put all configuration files under a conf directory with XML
> extension?
> --
> Sankar

I fully support this idea, because from an user's point
of view, I know how painfull it can be if you are looking
for an configuration in all the xml files, and after 
hours you discover the switch in properties file.

Though, maybe property files are faster (for startup ?)?



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