Re: DTDs and other fun

On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 17:30 -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> I mostly agree with that. It certainly means nobody is validating
> these files at build/install time.

I am, but not against any DTD:
though I would like to use a DTD.

>  The question is, "should they?"

I would like to do any testing that I can, particularly if it's easy.

> People don't usually put that stuff in their Makefiles unless you
> make it easy for them. It comes down to whether there's a high rate
> of invalid .ui files being installed.

It happens sometimes, and it usually causes crashes. It's nice to avoid
it even if it's rare.

>  I kind of suspect no, because
> they're almost always machine-generated. With menu files written
> (for now) by hand, that might be different.

Glade has been a little funky over the last few years, so hand-editing
has often been necessary.

> Of course, having an invalid DTD in the docs (and another one for
> GtkUIManager, incidentally) isn't good. If nobody cares about the
> DTD per se, maybe we should look at less 1980s ways of conveying
> the grammar.

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