Bug XML output questions

Joel Peshkin bugreport at peshkin.net
Wed Sep 16 17:37:25 UTC 2009

Wouldn't it help a lot if the interface also permitted retrieving an XSD
output?  The XSD could be generated with an awareness of flag types,
custom fields, etc.   Since the XSD itself is an xml format, it could
either be treated by the client as an xsd or, more likely, parsed as an
xml document that answers many of the questions Gerv points out.

> * It doesn't tell you if custom fields are single-valued, or are
multiple-valued fields which happen to just contain a single value. You
have to call the legal_values API for each field.
> * There's no way of finding out what possible flags can be set, only the
ones which are set.
> * Same as the question above, but for groups. (Can legal_values help in
either of these cases?)

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