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NAME

doc_decisions_relative_md - Relative Key names should be relative to parent Key name

Issue

There is a different behaviour of various plugins whether their name is absolute or relative, including: 1.) mounting the same file somewhere else does not work 2.) importing somewhere else (than from where it was exported) does not work (See here)

Constraints

at least the dump plugin must be able to handle its old files

Assumptions

  • it will be still easy to support a workflow that exports/imports everything
  • mounting across namespaces (user/system) does not make sense

Considered Alternatives

allow relative/absolute plugins and mark them what they are, tools (e.g. import/export) use this knowledge and react accordingly. This would still not solve issue 1.)

Decision

Key names shall be relative to parent Key name

Argument

Provides a better import/export/remount and also a more uniform experience between different plugins

Implications

Plugins must be adapted to be relative as tracked here.
None

Notes

Sun May 29 2016 Version 0.8.14