[Doc-SIG] Field arguments dropped (was Re: Forcing line breaks)

David Goodger goodger@users.sourceforge.net
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 23:06:38 -0400

I wrote:
> Or perhaps we just drop the idea of field arguments altogether, and
> rely on the application code to parse the field name as it likes.

And now it's implemented.  Field lists are now freely usable as generic
document constructs.  Field names may have multiple words, although
restrictions may be imposed by (and the interpretation depends on)
application code.  Short form: field lists are more general-purpose now,
with no problems anticipated.

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