multi value fields (was: 2.0rc7 -> 2.0 in two weeks)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Fri Apr 18 15:23:37 CEST 2008

Hi Thomas,

On Friday 18 April 2008 11:51, Thomas Jarosch wrote:
> I'm currently fixing Horde's "categories" handling and noticed that multi
> value fields like "children" don't define a separator. <categories> already
> uses ",", so should we add a generic note that multi value fields
> get separated by ',' to be on the safe side?

we should make a list of multi value fields first.
IMO I am unsure about the nature of <children>, this could contain other
statements about the children like: "Yes, three. All boys".

> I'm still wondering about the decision to use a separator for multi value
> fields instead of an own XML tag per value, f.e.
> <category>private</category>
> <category>company</category>
> instead of
> <categories>private, company</categories>

According to our CVS history, this was in there from the beginning.
I don't know who added it, maybe Bo.
For Categories, it might just have been simpler.

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