[LV2] #name as identifier

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Mon Sep 19 14:27:37 PDT 2016

On 09/19/2016 11:21 PM, Thomas Brand wrote:
> Hi,
> after a discussion on whether it can be useful to query properties by
> name, i wondered about the authors' view on the following rephrasing
> proposal of the LV2 specification for name
> http://lv2plug.in/ns/lv2core/#name :
> (additional text is enclosed like _new text_)
> A display name for labeling in a user interface. Unlike lv2:symbol this is
> unrestricted and may be translated. The lv2:name _is not necessarily
> unique in the scope of the plugin definition and therefore_ MUST NOT be
> used as a _unique_ identifier. This property is required for Ports, but
> MUST NOT be used by the host for _unique_ port identification. The plugin
> author may change the values of this property without changing the Plugin
> URI.

The proposed wording suggests that it may be OK to use name as
non-unique identifier. IMHO it only adds confusion to the previously
well written spec.


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