Question: Individual annotations vs One large annotation (conceptual riddle for the interested)

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at
Wed Oct 5 12:50:16 CEST 2011

Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Am Sunday, 2. October 2011 18:55:24 schrieb Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab
> Systems):
> > > I could read out some possible technical advantages for using one large
> > > one, but to me they are not the deciding factor. Many problems will
> > > have to be solved for one annotation and this also means they can be
> > > solved for many annotations as well.
> > 
> > I've already stated for individual annotations all clients require the
> > list of full paths of the annotations in order to be able to determine
> > whether or not there could be any problem. The problem stated does *not*
> > exist with using one annotation, and does exist with multiple
> > annotations - to argue the same problems need to be resolved in each
> > proposed solution is therefor false.
> You could make one known annotation to contain the list of dynamic
> annotations if this is the issue. On the other hand, if a client wants
> to understand the contents of a configuration option, it would know the
> designated annotation for it as well.

Putting annotation paths that may or may not be known to a client into 
another, one, annotation known to all clients is quite the work-around to 
avoid having just one annotation to store (all of) the actual configuration.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Senior Engineer, Kolab Systems AG

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