Tons of questions. And some patches

Simon Hausmann hausmann at
Sun Jan 25 15:23:45 GMT 2004

On Sunday 25 January 2004 16:07, Frans Englich wrote:
> On Saturday 24 January 2004 15:36, Simon Hausmann wrote:
> > On Saturday 24 January 2004 15:27, Frans Englich wrote:
> > > Below is a pile of questions and tiny patches. If it was a bad idea
> > > grouping it all in one mail I will split it up in smaller ones(or some
> > > other better way).
> > >
> > > * AFAICT there is clear advantages of having desktop files in a XML
> > > format. Why is it not so? Speed issues?
> >
> > The most obvious advantage I see with the .ini style .desktop files is
> > that they're human read- and editable. With xml it's easy to forget
> > closing a tag or the like, making parsers bail out and stop processing.
> Exactly, and that's a good thing :) .desktop files is something you write
> once and then it's done. We want the parsers to bail out in case the
> .desktop is wrong - that's a great method to clean up bugs. For example, if
> only XHTML strict existed people would write correct code, and things would
> be a lot easier.

I'm not talking about the people writing code, I'm talking about a more 
advanced user or sysadmin editing a config file (not writing one from 
scratch) .


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