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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: [properties]Why .properties instead of XML?
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 17:55:27 GMT
> Just made a successful build of Geronimo - albeit with
> -Dmaven.test.failure.ignore=true..

Which tests failed?

> 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?

Because some of the tools we are using use xml and others user 

> 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?

Why does it matter?  There are XML Schema files which have an .xsd 
extension.  They are xml files, but I would not suggest using .xml over 


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