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Bug 30558 - Provide DTD for validation of API questions, answers
Summary: Provide DTD for validation of API questions, answers
Alias: None
Product: www
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Builds & Repositories (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Tulach
Keywords: ARCH
Depends on:
Blocks: 30370
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Reported: 2003-01-31 17:37 UTC by Jesse Glick
Modified: 2003-12-11 14:13 UTC (History)
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Description Jesse Glick 2003-01-31 17:37:54 UTC
Otherwise it is harder to edit the XML files, and
very hard to know what some of the special tags
mean - e.g. what are permitted values of the
'category' attr of <property>?!

You can easily "splice in" the XHTML DTD
(libs/external/dtds/...); see apichanges.dtd for
how to use entities which cover all block-level or
all inline constructs.
Comment 1 Jaroslav Tulach 2003-02-04 11:45:53 UTC
Where such DTD should go? Is there any howto?
Comment 2 Jaroslav Tulach 2003-02-04 13:22:54 UTC
Date: 2003/02/04 13:19:57
Author: jtulach
Implemetation of #30558. Written Arch.dtd and changed generation of
answers.xml to provide correct location to the DTD as well as


Just regenerate your answer.xml to get correct header.
Comment 3 Jesse Glick 2003-02-04 17:00:29 UTC
Thanks, looks good. I fixed up openide/arch/*.xml too.
Comment 4 Jesse Glick 2003-02-14 18:13:50 UTC
<property> element inadequate. Seems to be overloaded for Java system
properties as well as environment variables. This should be
differentiated by a third attribute. Suggest:

<!ATTLIST property
          name CDATA #REQUIRED
          category %category; #REQUIRED
          type (java | env) #REQUIRED
Comment 5 Jesse Glick 2003-02-14 18:26:23 UTC
Make that:

type (java | env | win-registry) #REQUIRED
Comment 6 Jaroslav Tulach 2003-02-15 13:28:50 UTC
I suggest not to implement your last suggestions. The questions were
ment for module developers and those cannot (under normal
circumstances) access env and registry variables. That is why for them
the type of property would have no meaning. 

The launcher is special and the module questions are not well suited
for it. If you want to differentiate, I suggest just to write it into
the documentation.

If you disagree, I can put the attribute there with default value
"System.getProperty", but as I wrote above, I do not consider that