Re: More on LISTEXT
Barry Leiba <leiba <at> watson.ibm.com>
2006-04-03 18:34:17 GMT
> 1) Leave things as they are - getting annotations will result in getting
> the standard flags all over again.
> 2) Add a new STDFLAGs return option such that if a RETURN is specified,
> then standard flags are only returned if STDFLAG is present as one of
> the return options. If there is no return option, then the normal
> behaviour occurs.
> 3) Add a new NOSTDFLAGS return option such that if specified in RETURN,
> the standard flags are not returned.
I AM VERY STRONGLY AGAINST 2.
As Dave has already pointed out, this is a specification nightmare,
giving all return options the side-effect of turning off the default
STDFLAGS, and requiring that it be specified.
As a document editor, I WILL NOT put it in unless the WG chair (Hi
Pete!) declares consensus for it.
I would be willing to add STDFLAGS if it's the case that extended LIST
does NOT normally return them, and so we *always* have to ask for them
explicitly. But I don't like it; I'd rather behave more like the
base-doc LIST command in this regard.
I will be happy to add NOSTDFLAGS (or some other such text) that
EXPLICITLY tells LIST to deviate from the normal behaviour.
I will point out a couple of things: