[Pipet Devel] libXML WAS thoughts on UI->DL communication

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Sat Apr 15 12:20:36 EDT 2000

> Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
>> Also, I guess we should all agree on a version of libXML. They 
broke source
>> compatibility twice after the release I'm using (1.7.3). For 1.8 it 
> minor,
>> but they changed all the names in version 2.

Jarl wrote:
> Ic, what do you think about stability\features, which version is 
> And which version would requier as less work as possible?

Jeff wrote:
> I don't see any reason to continue with obsolete versions.  We 
should follow
> Gnome's progression to Gnome 1.2 and 2.0.

    I don't really know anything about libXML (since I'm using python 
xml tools) but I read somewhere there was a SAX interface for libXML 
(...looking for it...okay, here is tutorial on it -> 
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutorials/xml-sax/xml-sax.html). Could 
you guys use that interface? It seems like the SAX parsing interface 
should remain stable (that is the point of SAX, I guess) so then you 
wouldn't have to worry about the interfaces changes to libXML. 
    This is basically what I do in python, and then I don't have to 
worry about underlying changes in the parsers. Or is it the SAX 
interface that is changing? (in which case I'm completely off base and 
should be smacked around :)


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