Xml files-why numbered incrementally?

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Xml files-why numbered incrementally?

Unread post by tekwrite » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:09 pm

Sorry for the newbie question. I see the XML files sometimes number incrementally. Is that to show changes and version control?

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Re: Xml files-why numbered incrementally?

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm

Hi Ken,

They only get numbers if you copy a topic file that already exists. You're not allowed to have two topics with the same ID/filename, so Help+Manual automatically adds an incremental number to the ID (which is also the XML filename) to prevent conflicts.
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Re: Xml files-why numbered incrementally?

Unread post by tekwrite » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:28 pm

So should I try to delete the duplicate xml files to keep the project clean.

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Re: Xml files-why numbered incrementally?

Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:52 am

tekwrite wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:28 pm
So should I try to delete the duplicate xml files to keep the project clean.
Well, first check that they are really 1:1 duplicates, or rather, which one has been edited in the meantime and which one you really want to keep. :)
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Re: Xml files-why numbered incrementally?

Unread post by tekwrite » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:14 pm

Thanks! I appreciate it.

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