[RFC] SRS Section 1

James Robertson jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Feb 1 14:11:54 PST 2005


Hui Zhou wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 07:17:48PM +0000, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> 
>> Hui Zhou wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 06:52:06PM +0000, Matthew Burgess wrote:
>>> (Not to accuse the above sentence, just one side thought.)
>>> If it is for the web, I can see the need for such general 
>>> flexibility. Does alfs need that flexibility? Detailed examples?
>>
>> I'm not sure quite what your question was getting at.  Why does alfs 
>> need to use XML?  Or why do we need the flexibility of exchanging data 
>> on the Web?
> 
> Both, but they are the same question by (my) logic. I understand 
> somebody use XML for flexibility of exchanging data. ALFS don't have 
> that need (as you answered), so what is the reason we use XML?
> 
> I raised the question because it was listed in SRS as a requirement.
> 
Are you two rying to say the XML is not required to build a profile?  I 
just assumed it was.  Bad error on my part if I am incorrect.  What are 
our alternatives?

The "data" is the configuration of the build.  That is why we are using 
XML I believe.

James



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