UPD Mail Archive: UPD> versions

UPD Mail Archive: UPD> versions

UPD> versions

From: Norbert Schade (norbertschade@oaktech.com)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2001 - 10:37:07 EDT

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    I made a few changes this morning.
    UPDFVersion.FormatVersion was changed into UPDFVersion.DTDVersion.
    Device_Header.FileVersion was changed into Device_Header.DescriptionVersion.
    Device_Header.DescriptionComment is new.
    This is a chance for a XML developer to enter a personal comment or classification.
    It is not recommended to use this attribute to identify certain XML descriptions by a driver (although it is not explicitely forbidden). We expect a UPD to understand all UPDF description, while it may ignore some entries, as they are not supported by the specific driver. A reasonable output must be verified even when ignoring some entries.
    Some people may think about a general identifier some place in the XML description, where the driver can find out, whether it is looking at a certain description instead of checking tons of features, whether they are supported and how.
    We will not officially assist that approach.

    Norbert Schade
    Principle Software Engineer
    Host Software Group
    Oak Technology, Inc.
    10 Presidential Way
    Woburn, MA 01801
    Phone: 1-781-638-7614
    Fax: 1-781-638-7555
    email: norbertschade@oaktech.com

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