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From Alex Blewitt <Alex.Blew...@ioshq.com>
Subject Re: [Testing] Testing
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 19:14:14 GMT

On Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003, at 17:00 Europe/London, Bruce Snyder wrote:

> This one time, at band camp, Alex Blewitt said:
>
> AB>J2EE_1.4-4.2.7=J2EE 1.4: Transaction Management (Transactional JDBC
> AB>Technology Support)
> AB>  :
> AB>J2EE_1.4-6.17=J2EE 1.4: Java Management Extensions
> AB>  :
>
> Another very good point which has made me rethink the idea completely. 
> How
> about a cross reference which contains all the metadata?

Could do. What other type(s) of metadata were you thinking of?

> AB>The Doclet can then weave the section number in and lookup entries 
> in
> AB>the keyset. Should also be able to do sufficient sorting so that it 
> can
> AB>order things by chapter and title anyway, since they're encoded in 
> the
> AB>key itself.
>
> Right idea, but what about the rest of the metadata? I don't think that
> parsing a TOC and a metadata file is the right approach. I vote for
> housing it all together in an XML file ala JMSCTS 
> (http://jmscts.sf.net/)
> as suggested by Tim Anderson in the next message in this thread.

Could put it into an XML format if you wanted; after all, a properties 
file is just a poor-man's XML file. Don't see any reason why it 
couldn't be, apart from the fact it was much easier for me to generate 
as a properties file :-)

Alex.


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