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From "Franz van Betteraey (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MNGSITE-310) general recommendation for the element order in the POM
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:17:00 GMT


Franz van Betteraey commented on MNGSITE-310:

I still believe that a general recommendation is useful for the order of elements within a
pom file.
However, I must also note that this improvement request does not receive any attention. Not
even an allocation has been made within half a year.

In order not to burden the ticket system with issues that are of no interest (except mine),
I suggest to close the issue.

> general recommendation for the element order in the POM
> -------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNGSITE-310
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Project Web Site
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Franz van Betteraey
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: convention, pom
> A [convention|]
for the element order in POM files is recommended for Maven developer and contributor but
not for the general usage of Maven. I think it would be useful to recommend the element order
also for general usage. A common order would
> * give an answer to the question of the order for all who ask themselves this question
> * help to easily cope with the content of pom files (even in unknown projects)
> A good place for the recommendation would be the [Maven conventions|]
or [POM reference |] document.
> The background for this request is a discussion on twitter:
> A possible argument against such a convention would probably be, that projects that used
another element order would be suddenly considered as "wrong" ordered.
> But I think that everyone that wondered about how to order the elements has probably
found the developer conventions and used theses as an appropriate convention. There are even
tools to check this convention ([SonarQube|])
and to support this convention ([Tidy Maven plugin|]).
The Convention is thus already established.

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