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Re: Validator timeout and XML-LibXML bug

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:02:46 +0900
To: Ville Skytt¸«£ <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Cc: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, public-qa-dev@w3.org, ted@w3.org, jean-gui@w3.org, tgambet@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100614220245.GF47757@sideshowbarker>
Ville Skytt¸«£ <ville.skytta@iki.fi>, 2010-06-14 01:00 +0300:

> On Friday 11 June 2010, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
> > Le vendredi 11 juin 2010 ¸«¢ 01:34 +0300, Ville Skytt¸«£ a ¸«±crit :
> > > Sigh.  The more I work with XML::LibXML, the less I like it :(
> > 
> > I'm hoping these are transient problems with that library rather than
> > structural ones; or are you thinking we should look into the possibility
> > of getting rid of that dependency altogether?
> Well, it is kind of overkill for what the validator uses it for, does not seem 
> to be that actively maintained, and I'm finding more gotchas with it than I'd 
> like (documentation isn't that great).  And for pretty much the most 
> interesting thing for validator usage -- error handling -- it has two 
> implementations of which it may use one or the other, and the docs don't say 
> which of them is used in which scenarios :(

Those seem like some very good reasons for investing some time and
energy in figuring out if we can eliminate the XML::LibXML
dependency -- either by replacing it with XML::Parser or by
altogether dropping the check its being used to perform.


Michael(tm) Smith
Received on Monday, 14 June 2010 22:02:50 UTC

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