[wpkg-users] Questions

sbotsford sbotsford at sjsa.ab.ca
Thu Apr 13 19:19:04 CEST 2006

Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> sbotsford wrote:
>> Question: for the developers:
>> 1.  What determines whether a piece of information is embedded as an 
>> attribute or as a separate tag.   Eg:  Check has 3 attributes, but 
>> install has only command.
> It's up to you, as a system administrator, to determine how many checks 
> you have and how many install commands you use (you can have more than 
> one install command - see "silent installers" in the wiki for examples).

Hmm.  Didn't make myself clear.  This is not a question on how to do 
something, but one of why it is done in a particular way.

Let me try again.

The package tag has 5 attributes, each which can take a value.
The install tag has the command attribute, and an additional tag, 
exit.  Why is exit a separate tag, instead of being an attribute of 

More generally, what is the reason to encode data as an attribute 
instead of a tag?

Sherwood Botsford		sbotsford at sjsa.ab.ca
St. John's School of Alberta	780-848-2881 Ext 134
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