package.dtd XSD schema is a piece of pathetic, useless, unmaintained junk
Most of the XSD schema consists of:
<!-- needs to be documented -->
Truly wonderful. Beyond that, it lists tons of elements there are completely no-op and have been in that state for ages, and is missing tons of tags that actually work... The whole XML thing works like a damn blackbox. The file is untouched since 2007. For 8 years, noone could be bothered to produce at least minimum single file documentation for the XML package format to aid people in maintaining packages.
Shame on you guys, really.
Updated by Chris Buechler over 7 years ago
- Status changed from New to Confirmed
- Priority changed from High to Low
Looking forward to your pull request.
I didn't even recall that file existed. Contemplated rm'ing it, but it would be nice to update and fix.
Updated by Kill Bill over 7 years ago
Removing it? Sigh. And the replacement being?!?!? Grep the code? This bug ain't about well-formed XML validation. Guys - you realize that if you rely on volunteers to maintain stuff, they need something to start with? A working list of tags with brief comments on how's it supposed to be used surely would be a nice start, but not in this state, as described in the bug. Pull request - great. And after that? It's gonna become bitrot again, because you guys are not in a habbit of documenting things for developers at all? In fact, most of the development documentation got nuked instead of keeping it uptodate. Kinda see a pattern here. :(
People come and leave - be it volunteers or your staff. And when goes, the know-how is gone. Someone news comes and months are wasted investigating undocumented blackboxes, instead of productive work. Sigh again.
Updated by Jim Thompson over 7 years ago