Re: [DEP5] Format of Copyright header
Dominique Dumont <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wednesday 14 December 2011 08:31:17 Steve Langasek wrote:
>> And of course, anyone who cares about formatting to this degree can always
>> add that extra space at the front of the line. I notice, in fact, that
>> all our examples of multi-line Copyright: fields in the draft already do
> Current parser relies on this extra space to distinguigh between a copyright
> continuation and extra fields.
> For instance, a parser will fail if a copyright field is written this way:
> Copyright: 2008: John Smith
> 2009: Angela Watts
> because a parser cannot decide if "2009:" is a copyright continuation or an
> extra field.
That isn't the extra space that Steve is referring to. The space that
indicates a continuation is taken for granted; Steve's point is that the
examples in DEP 5 space the continuation lines over by several more
spaces, which in a free-form field indicates unwrappable text (just as in
the Description field for a package).
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>