jamie_bennett at pcpmicro.co.uk
Tue Feb 3 05:24:19 PST 2004
Kevin P. Fleming wrote on 03 February 2004 13:48
>Jamie Bennett wrote:
>> IIRC <reference> in <unpack> was the original implementation but
>> was found lacking when it came to uncompressed files thus <download>
>> was implemented. Now we are making wholesale changes to the DTD it
>> may be an idea to only include one standard way of retrieving files
>> and that way should be <download>.
>That would be my biggest concern, that <unpack> does not know how to
>handle non-archive non-compressed files. I don't know how we would
>document that it did (if we extended it to do so), since "unpack"
>implies the program is going to take some action on the file after
I don't quite get what you mean.
I was simply taking about removing <reference> from version 3.2 of the
DTD and instead make the user explicitly use <download> if they are
retrieving remote files. (makes sense to me and should to a new user).
I'm just working on adding <base> to <unpack> and <download> and seeing
the two very similar blocks of code in <unpack> and <download> made me
wonder if they were both needed. At the very least we could factor them
out into a lib but I don't think we should support <reference> anymore.
Jamie Bennett - jamie at linuxfromscratch dot org
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