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Subject: Re: wps extensions plugin

Re: wps extensions plugin

From: David Hall <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 16:03:54 -0500

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
>> Well the idea came up in irc yesterday about possibly adding a plugin
>> which would add extra tags to the wps without overloading the core,
>> anyway, its sort of finished and I want t know what people think and
>> weather its committable?
> I think it sounds overly complicated and far away from KISS.
> If someone would need to really go wild on the WPS, why not just write
> a plugin that does it all and does it exactly the way you want? We
> would only have to make sure the plugin API can provide all the info
> such a WPS plugin would need.
Feel free to ignore my non-developer ass, but:
How is offloading all graphical and extended tag WPS functions to a
plugin in conflict with keeping it simple? It appears to me this would
allow a clean forking of (what are arguably) divided interests. Those
who value core size over eye-candy would have a nice, clean and simple
WPS interface very similar to today (with arguably less cruft), while
those who want massive eye-candy WPSs would have a way to implement them
without interfering with the core functions.
I'm sure I am missing something, and welcome being corrected.
Received on 2007-01-17

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