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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.

All the best

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