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Re: validator/misc w3c-markup-validator.spec

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 12:18:26 +0200
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <b02000103-1026-2898D31AC27711D7B4C80030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> wrote:

>>What about the Config::General/265kB verbosemsg.cfg issue?  I can have
>>a go at using Storable to persist/use the parsed file if it 1) doesn't
>>exist or 2) is older than verbosemsg.cfg if you think it's a good idea.
>
>On a second thought, it would be better if Config::General could do this
>transparently.

Well, I must admit I'm somewhat ambivalent on this issue. As you demonstrated
there is quite a bit of overhead associated with the current implementation,
but the question is whether it is significant in the context (e.g. "check" is
pretty resource intensive as it is).

Adding Storable would add complexity and an additional point of failure that
needs to be traded off against the performance gain. I'm not certain which way
the needle should/would tip in this case (meaning that anyone with strong
opinions in either direction are invited to make that decision!).


But implementing this as a new feature for Config:General instead of as a
local modification does make sense if upstream will take such a patch.

- -- 
I have to admit that I'm hoping the current situation with regard to XML
Namespaces and W3C XML Schemas is a giant practical joke,   but I see no
signs of pranksters coming forward with a gleeful smile to announce that
they were just kidding.                              -- Simon St.Laurent

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