XML Desktop config files (was: Re: Tons of questions. And some patches
Dr. Juergen Pfennig
info at j-pfennig.de
Mon Jan 26 19:25:38 GMT 2004
I did really not want to trigger that XML discussion - I wanted to get other
things cleaned-up first (the mmap problem, cf-lf line termination and utf-8
detection via byte order prefix).
On Monday 26 January 2004 17:57, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Dr. Juergen Pfennig wrote:
> >KConfig lives in kdecore. Using libxml on this "low" level might cause
> > an unwanted dependecy on a non-KDE library. Would this be acceptable?
> Probably not. Write a plugin that can be loaded with KLibrary or some
That's an idea that I like. Frans Englich initially asked wheter Desktop files
could support XML - and they are handled on a much higher level. Konqueror or
whatever could load an XML plugin for desktop files and could register an
XML-hook (a QT signal that passes the XML document maybe? But that would
break binary compatibility - I guess).
> The interesting twist is that the plugin's description file would be
Sure. For simple theoretical (and practical) reasons the INI style files will
always be faster than XML and so most of the config files should remain as
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