[PATCH] XML validity of kcfg files

Zack Rusin zack at kde.org
Sat Oct 30 22:59:43 BST 2004

On Saturday 30 October 2004 16:37, Frans Englich wrote:
> AFAIK, it is as Christian said: it would be bulky. After reading
> Norman Walsh's Docbook book(about DTDs), it appears to me possible to
> allow elements to be in arbitrary order by using the ampersand
> connector -- but that only works for SGML, not XML. If the whole
> point of doing validation is to ensure the files are not buggy, why
> not then do it as good as possible(Schemas are more exact than DTDs)?

Question: why? What's the point of doing that? How many people validate 
Qt ui files? Instead of spending time on doing that, lets improve 
kcfgcreator and get people to use that application to create xml files. 

Personally I never ever wanted to have developers learn another xml 
format. I wanted to have an app to do all the tidious configuration 
tasks for them. This is why I started writting kcfgcreator. Instead of 
developing framework for validating files, lets finish means of 
creating them. Fix the problem, not the result of it :)


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