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From: Alex Alexander <wired@g.o>
Subject: Re: metdata.dtd should require <herd/>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 19:16:01 +0200
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 06:19:00PM +0300, Peter Volkov wrote:
> So what we will do with this? It'll be great to fix dtd to follow our
> requirements, but there is a problem:
> 
> if we change dtd like this:
> 
> <!ELEMENT pkgmetadata ( herd+, (maintainer|longdescription|use|upstream)* )>
> 
> we will force all metadata.xml files have strict order of tags: first
> <herd/> then other tags. Currently there are about 200 ebuilds with
> different order http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=279206#c4 .

Forced ordering looks fine to me... we could announce the change, let
devs fix their metadata during a short period of time (say, 2 weeks),
then force-fix the ones left (200 is a small number) and apply the dtd fix.

-- 
Alex Alexander :: wired
Gentoo Developer
www.linuxized.com
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irregular metdata.xml check
-- Thilo Bangert
Re: irregular metdata.xml check
-- Hans de Graaff
Re: irregular metdata.xml check
-- Thilo Bangert
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