Tons of questions. And some patches
frans.englich at telia.com
Sun Jan 25 17:00:37 GMT 2004
On Sunday 25 January 2004 17:53, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> 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.
> Wrong. The translators add translations to desktop files. So desktop
> files are actually changed quite often (at least once for each
But isn't the editing of those(both extracting and putting back the
translation) made automatically by Stephan's scripty script? Thus, the
translator aspect is irrelevant?
Anyway, this seem to become a long thread, I was just curious why the .ini
style was chosen in front of XML/DTD :)
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