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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.
Le Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 02:28:17PM +0100, Dominique Dumont a écrit :
> Without prefixing, parsers won't be able to detect typos in field names. So 
> validation of copyright files will be harder.

Dear Dominique,

perhaps the DEP can recommend against the use of too similar field names?
Something like ‘Extra fields should not have names that are different from only
one change, deletion or insertion in an existing field name.’

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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