DOCS Bundle format 4 aka 1.0alpha

Aaron Bentley at
Fri Jun 22 06:25:35 BST 2007

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Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> 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
> safe.

Yeah, but I don't really want to get into the business of violating
referential integrity (at least no more than baz-import does).  Much
better to use a tool like graft to produce a branch equivalent to the
xml7 one, without reusing the revision ids or file ids.

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