Re: My Little Wish List for Gnome

At 12:10 PM 1/13/99 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 13, 1999 at 09:06:37AM -0700, Quantum Seep was heard to say:
>> This would probably not fit in with the way menus work in GNOME, since it
>> uses one file for all the desktop settings.  Nevertheless, take a look at
>> it and see if it doesn't fix some of the issues we've been discussing.
>  This is a very neat my opinion.. :-)  Actually, I think the best
>way to handle this if you decided to implement it would be for the menu
>to scan and parse all the menu files it could find in a specified order, with
>later menu entries overriding earlier ones.  Anyway:

I like it too. But I think that instead of looking like this:

>> [Internet]
>> location=/Internet
>> type=menu
>> [Browsers]
>> location=[Internet]/Browsers
>> type=menu
>> [Netscape]
>> location=[Browsers]/Netscape
>> type=command
>> command=/usr/local/bin/netscape

it might work better if it looked like this:

	<menu_location path="absolute">/Internet</menu_location>
		<menu_location path="relative">Browsers</menu_location>


That is, since XML is very flexible, and a common standard, and easy to
parse for both humans and programs, I think this config file (all config
files, really, but that's another issue) should be XML. (Though someone
would have to come up with a better DTD than what's implied by my
pseudo-XML above.)
Just my $.02 (what's that in euros?),


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