Re: DEP5: Extra fields without ‘X-’ prefix?
On Sunday 14 November 2010 12:13:32 Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> Extra fields can be added to any paragraph. No prefixing is
> necessary. Future versions of the `debian/copyright`
> specification will attempt to avoid conflicting specifications
> for widely used extra fields.
Without prefixing, parsers won't be able to detect typos in field names. So
validation of copyright files will be harder.
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