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Re: DEP5: Extra fields without ‘X-’ prefix?

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 02:28:17PM +0100, Dominique Dumont wrote:
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.

Isn't your newly implemented warning feature suitable for handling this, Dominique?

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