DOCS Bundle format 4 aka 1.0alpha

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Fri Jun 22 06:09:49 BST 2007

On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 11:20:51PM -0400 I heard the voice of
Aaron Bentley, and lo! it spake thus:
> Right.  The only case where you can safely transfer from xml7 to
> xml5 is if the xml7 data was originally converted from xml5 data.  I
> was thinking of supporting that case only.

There's at least one other case, which is "Whoops, that should be in
xml5, let me transfer it and throw away the xml7 branch, which is (or
can be considered) the only copy of it in existence".  Not everybody's
branches must be considered to have propogated uncontrollably in the
wild, and it's nice to be able to back down when you can know it's

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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