Another try

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Jun 28 14:56:01 PDT 2001

> I think you have hit on the crux of the disagreement.  I think we all want a
> system where the backend will be portable across a lot of environments, not
> programming languages, and the profile made by one person can be used by
> anyone else who gets ahold of it (within reason).  I don't think there is a
> need for greater discussion on this - but cetainly reply if you do.  Lets all
> get on the same page now, and figure out how to do the second part of this.  I
> think that using a generic <command> tag really defeats this and I think you
> see why now.  What I would like to see next is work on a specific spec:  what
> .xml's and .dtd's does the system need.  Then I think we need to write those
> specific files.  Maybe this is being decided on #alfs.  I've been realearning
> XML and DTD stuff and I've looked at the current profiles.  Will it help to
> have a DTD that works for the current profiles to start from, or should we
> scrap that and start a new foundation?

what's discussed in #alfs isn't the 'official' discussion. If something
important comes up, it should be posted here, as the mailinglist is the
central discussion board if you will.

Gerard Beekmans

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