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USE OF XML
It might be helpful, for tools development, to offer an XML description
of package transactions and manifests.
That is, if we're backing into a full fledged package dialect, beyond
something single line-based, then we should consider whether an XML
document is a suitable choice. Usual pro-XML, con-XML position follows.
1. Specific cases in support.
Multiline text properties and localized text properties argues for use
Sympathy with <property>, <value>, and <propval> in the smf(5) DTD might
be of benefit.
2. Specific cases against.
Server side assembly of the transaction into a package version means
that the manifest might be difficult to construct. Or maybe not:
open -> <manifest package="...">
add -> <action ...>
close -> </manifest>
(But accept and publish will require that manifest to be imported and