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- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 16:39:26 -0400 (EDT)
Simon St.Laurent writes:
> Has anyone started work on a standard DTD for preference files, or
> is the expectation that everyone's going to do their own
> differently? It seems like something that might be useful,
> especially in the context of some of the browser development issues
> that have been discussed here lately.
> If anyone knows of an existing one and wants to promote it, I'm
> writing a chapter... The current material uses a custom-built
> preference file, but I'd like to generalize it.
It sounds like a good application of RDF, if you're a believer.
Actually, one of the problems is that a generalised document type will
always mean more work than a customised one. For example, it might be
easier for users to understand
On the other hand, it's easier to write reusable software that deals
with the second case.
All the best,
David Megginson email@example.com
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