[Rpm-metadata] Re: take 3 (or is it 4) whatever :)

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Thu Oct 9 10:31:34 UTC 2003

On Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 01:15:55AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> I don't know how functional this is in terms of xml namespaces - but it
> would be great if there were a way of subclassing namespaces.
> so you had a base package namespace
> and then you had rpm and deb subclasses that use the base package
> namespace for common things.

  Use different namespaces for those non-standard tags.
No need to subclass, either you understand the semantic associated to
and item or not. Most of the tags will be in the general namespace.
Extra semantic or functionalities not defined as part of the
spec will have to be flagged with associated namespace.

> So we'd still need to hash out the common areas for the base name space


> and maybe as revisions and versions go forward be able to move more
> things into the common namespace.

  yes in rev2, once rev1 has proved successful and used for a couple of
years !
  Conentrate on the core set of informations everybody shares, and 
anything else is at the moment out of scope, the only provision
needed is to say that elements and attributes outside the namespace
defined by the spec can be ignored.


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