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From Costin Manolache <cos...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: Common XML Project descriptor ( Re: Subtle barriers to entry )
Date Wed, 06 Nov 2002 00:54:54 GMT
On Tue, 2002-11-05 at 16:45, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Costin Manolache wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-11-05 at 16:03, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> >  
> > 
> >>Costin Manolache wrote:
> >>
> >>>Can someone summarize what's wrong with the gump descriptor used by
> >>>all jakarta and xml projects ? 
> >>>
> >>>I understand we may need to add more stuff ( maybe using some ns: ), 
> >>>but I don't quite understand why we need to change existing definitions.
> >>
> >>
> >>If you look at the proposed DTD, apart from the root element, there is 
> >>basically nothing that the Gump descriptor cannot cope with.
> >>It's the route we've taken with Forrest, and my proposal takes from that.
> > 
> > 
> > Sounds good. What about the root element :-) ?
> It has been asked by many to change the root element to <project>, and 
> the <project> to <subproject> (or similar), but it should be made to 
> work with both semantics, for backward compat.

I love XML. Maybe some namespace should be used ? ( ant also uses
<project>, as we all know :-)

> Ok, I think I have had enough to get started.
> I'll go with this pseudo-DTD, and once it's defined as a formal DTD and 
> the new summary pages get published, our Maven friends can add the info 
> to the Gump plugin.

Since I don't think ant to change its dtd from <project> and namespace
support is not in any released version - it may be nice to add at least
a namespace if you really need to use the same word.

Some editors might get confused.


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