Re: DEP5: Extra fields without ‘X-’ prefix?
On su, 2010-11-14 at 11:13 +0000, 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.
> Is that enough? This is a minor detail, I'd like to not start specifying
> too much about how parsers are supposed to handle the fields, etc.
I ended up with this formulation, I hope that's acceptable to everyone:
-Extra fields can be added to any paragraph. Their name starts
+Extra fields can be added to any paragraph.
+No prefixing is necessary or desired, but please avoid names
+to standard ones so that mistakes are easier to catch.
+Future versions of the `debian/copyright`
+specification will attempt to avoid conflicting specifications
+for widely used extra fields.
After this, we should have the license shortname, description, SPDX
compatibility, etc, discussion remaining before the DEP5 spec should
hopefully be finished.