[openbox] An idea for program name.

Peter Chiocchetti pch at myzel.net
Fri Aug 8 16:42:05 EDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 12:21:59PM -0400, Scott Moynes wrote:
> There's nothing inherently wrong with it other than being a little
> verbose. We've rationalized that being XML, it'd be simple to write a
> DTD and people could use any XML editor to edit the files. However,
> our current format makes it difficult, and probably ipossible, to make
> a proper DTD. We should probably fix that though.

xml schema is flexible enough, for this. attached rc3.xsd,
that encodes the current state of the config file (no
checking of values or listing of possible values though, there
may be other errors and omissions of tags/attributes too).
most editors already support xsd (eg. morphon, xerlin).
libxml has validation against in the latest release too.

the problem I see with using a generic xml editor to edit
config files is missing support for explanatory/help text. the
name of an option often is too little a hint. its certainly
not the way configuration of a wm is to be presented to the
"end user", who only wants to change the theme or the number
of desktops.



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