Re: [pcgen-xml] Expanded pcg proposal
- On 10/3/05, Devon Jones <soulcatcher@...> wrote:
> Ok, I have put some more thought into this, and I have an expanded+1 -- This is very easy to work with in different languages these days.
> proposal. I want to do what Java, and the OpenDocument people have
> done. I want a pcg format that is actually a number of files, in a
> specific directory structure, stored in a zip file.
> OpenDocument stores the following files:It looks like PCgen wouldn't be using any of these; is that right?
> * XML files
> o content.xml
> o meta.xml
> o settings.xml
> o styles.xml
> * Other filesHmm. What this should be for composite documents like you've
> o mimetype
described, I just don't know. It sounds like I could have a document
that's both an OpenOffice Writer document and a PCgen character.
Probably a minor nit for those stuck in the Windows world.
> /Yes; this must stay aligned with the OpenDocument stuff.
> - settings.xml - currently, we export certain settings in the base.xml,
> such as paper size. this has *nothing* to do with the character data.
> Settings.xml would be the right place for that
> - meta.xml - Would be useful for storing meta information, such asThis is still good, so long as there's no deviation from the
> creation time, username of the person who created the file, language
> settings, etc
> - mimetime - for storing the mime type, so that extension, while useful,See my note above about highly-composite documents based on this sort
> becomes immaterial. This means that this base format and directory
> structure could be used for more then one file type.
of JAR paradigm.
> - export.xml- what we were referring to as "Section 3" Technically, anyHmm. We definately have different ideas here. I do think that yours
> program that can do characters should be able to build this file.
> - log.xml - a place where the program can store any type of log
> information it wants. Should be non-destructive, each program that
> writes this file out should only append. This is what we were calling
> seciton 2.
take precedence, since I'm unlikely to actually scratch together
enough time to create something that takes advantage of all that I've
described for this.
I think both of these should be located in the PCgen-specific
directory you describe, and not at the top-level directory in the
> Attachments/ZIP with ZIP files included? Could be, but less efficient to work
> for storing any other related files. Can include other files of the
> exact same type for storing things like followers/mounts/etc
with. Could be just an additional tree that represents each separate
being. Not sure which would be best, and not sure Attachments/ is
best or making it a separate top-level directory.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at gmail.com>
"Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless." --B.F. Skinner
Just getting the built-in editors to work well has been an effort for a number of years now. I think that, if the code team were
to focus solely on the editors, they'd work on getting just the flat-file stuff working first before going towards the zipped
Paul W. King
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Subject: RE: [pcgen-xml] Re: Expanded pcg proposal
Ok ... what about an editor for the data sets, which could support the zipped or unzipped data sets automatically.
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