Menu Spec: including files & absolute paths

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Fri Mar 18 11:19:42 EET 2005

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On Wednesday 09 March 2005 14:47, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 March 2005 11:31, you wrote:
> > > To solve this issue in a backwards compatible way I suggest to add an
> > > argument to the <MergeFile> element that indicates that if the file
> > > that contains the element is a file relative to
> > > $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS the same file further up the search
> > > path should be merged instead of the file that is specified in the
> > > <MergeFile> element. I propose to call this argument "parent".
> >
> > 	How about just <MergeParent/> ?
> Well, yes, problem with that is that old code will not understand it all.
> The question is of course how you would like your old code to fail: by not
> including a parent menu at all, or by potentially including the wrong menu.
> I think the latter will affect less people.
> > 	Whatever we call it, I think we're all agreed we need it anyway :-)
> If we can then now agree on a name we can move on :-)

Please consider the following patch to the menu-spec. I would like to hear 
your feedback.

If I don't get feedback I assume there is no objection and I will commit the 
change on tuesday March 22.

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