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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: metdata.dtd should require <herd/>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:27:25 -0500
On Tuesday 15 December 2009 10:19:00 Peter Volkov wrote:
> 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 .
> 
> Hans's suggestion http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=279206#c7 works
> but it is not nice and prohibits another order: herd, other tags, herd.
> 
> Personally I'd kept dtd simple and forced ordering.

+1 ... i dont see any need/reason to have fields scattered

> So actually two questions here:
> 
> 1. How should we fix dtd?
> 2. Are there any problems if we fix dtd first and let maintainers fix
> metadata.xml on bumps (iow, what will became broken if metadata.xml
> became not valid)?

write a script to fix the tree and then update the dtd
-mike
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