Depreciating <reference>

Jamie Bennett jamie_bennett at
Tue Feb 3 03:41:35 PST 2004

Currently both <download> and <unpack>, via <reference>, support 
the retrieval of remote files, but do we really need two ways of 
downloading a file?

IIRC <reference> in <unpack> was the original implementation but
was found lacking when it came to uncompressed files thus <download>
was implemented. Now we are making wholesale changes to the DTD it
may be an idea to only include one standard way of retrieving files
and that way should be <download>. 


Jamie Bennett	-	jamie at linuxfromscratch dot org

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