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From "Tim Anderson" <...@netspace.net.au>
Subject RE: Comments on URI Syntax
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2003 00:05:49 GMT
> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org]
>
>> Tim Anderson wrote:
>
>>>From: dion@multitask.com.au [mailto:dion@multitask.com.au]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>>From the requirements at
>>>>http://nagoya.apache.org/wiki/apachewiki.cgi?ASFRepository/Requirements:
>>>>"ASF Repository shall ... allow browsing and downloading of artifacts by
>>>>humans via normal
>>>>web browser".
>>>>Requiring a version to be part of the artifact file name when the
>>>>artifact is only useful to end users (e.g README), reduces clarity.
>>>>
>>>But it does increase usability sometimes.
>>>
>>>README for which version?
>>
>>
>>An example:
>>  http://repo.apache.org/apache/commons-dbcp/1.1/README
>>
>>The README is for version 1.1 of commons-dbcp.
>>

>By implication - the README is not an artifact but a feature of a version.
>Is that a reasonable conclusion?
>Stephen.

Why make the distinction? I view everything a project deploys as an
artifact.
Some artifacts will only be useful to end users (e.g, README, LICENSE.txt
etc),
others will be useful to tools.

-Tim



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