hal draft spec
jirka at 5z.com
Thu Sep 11 02:00:45 EEST 2003
On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 12:28:02AM +0200, David Zeuthen wrote:
> <set key="Vendor" value="SomeVendor">
> <set key="Vendor[da]" value="TheDanishNameOfTheVendor">
This is a little evil. Note that AFAIK it presents lots of problems to
put actual text inside attributes. What would be wrong with:
That's both more XMLish and I find it more logical or perhaps a bit closer to
<set key="Vendor" xml:lang="da">TheDanishNameOfTheVendor</set>
> This should be easy to parse. It's probably pretty inefficient too in
> terms of storage and driver searching cost due to the quite simple
> format yielding many drivers :-)
That's just the ondisk format, that can be inefficient. Plus I doubt
you'll notice unless there's way too many entries.
> And it's probably useful to look into the discover format from Progeny -
> they have done quite some thinking on device-info files.
That's probably worth some investigation ...
George <jirka at 5z.com>
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