Re: [As-users] XML image file format for AfterStep

Sasha Vasko (sasha@aftercode.net)
Mon, 24 May 2004 16:39:00 -0500




M.-A. DARCHE wrote:
> Hello list,
> 
> First I wanted to send this message to a could be "as-dev" mailing list,
> but http://mail.afterstep.org/mailman/listinfo/ tells that there isn't
> any.

its as-devel@crystaltokyo.com

> 
> It's true that AS users are more technically skilled than other WM users
> since using AS usually implies editing configuration files and AS fits
> well for administrating servers. But should development issues be talked
> on the users' mailing list?

this user ML does not get much of a traffic, so IMHO we can go ahead and 
discuss things like that in here.

> 
> So could libAfterImage XML image format be valid XML, and always require
> a single root element, such as <imgproc> [1] ?

I can make it optional, but not required.

Thing is, libAfterImage handles xml in a kind of interactive mode. For 
example it processes first tree and displays the result, then it 
processes next tree and displays result, etc, etc. And it can actually 
get its input from stdin, which feels like a shell.

Is <imgproc> a good enough tagname?

I think maybe it needs proper <!DOCTYPE > thingy, but I'm not sure how 
to do that stuff.

> 
> I've already reported the lack of quotes and made a patch about it in
> the first place, but I'm sorry to have spotted this later point only
> now.
> 
> I'm of course willing to help.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> [1] : the <imgproc> element is just a suggestion
> 

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