My previous post was a matrix of feature scopes.
Dan Attis pointed me to the SDK page on MSDN, to which I replied, ‘Not a handy matrix!’ That content on the page mentioned was, in fact, the source of the matrix, but I got it from the SDK itself (as in the thing you install). That’s too bad, because there in the comments section in the online version was a comment that ListTemplate can scope to Site. I’ve been working around that non-existent limitation for a long time.
Now, I was curious, when was this comment made? I checked the history on the comment and discovered:
That’s right! Joel Triemstra took the time over a year ago to correct this mistake in the online content and one year later the article is still wrong.
- Don’t use the SDK installation because it doesn’t include the community comments.
- Make corrections where you can, because people will read them, if only online.
I’m very disappointed that it’s still not correct in the article body, but I can testify that there have been many corrections made over the last two SDK editions. So, I give a lot of credit where there are improvements. But, my suggestion to the SDK maintainers is: if you can’t address every comment between releases, find a way to include the comments in the installed library.