Bug XML output questions

Gregary Hendricks ghendricks at novell.com
Thu Sep 17 18:15:41 UTC 2009

>>> On 9/16/2009 at 06:37 PM, in message <4AB184B5.2010701 at bugzilla.org>, Max
Kanat-Alexander <mkanat at bugzilla.org> wrote: 
> On 09/16/2009 10:37 AM, Joel Peshkin wrote: 
> > 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. 
> 	The XML interface (which never really had an interface specification) 
> is essentially deprecated in favor of the XML-RPC interface (where we 
> guarantee stability), so I'm not sure we want to add too many new 
> features to it. 

Actually, I think there is still value in having an XML specification, and I have intended to submit an XSD to that effect soon. The XML-RPC is still too limited to allow mass update or import of bugs, and I think having an XML representation can be useful in other ways as well.


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