perl status update

Mark Ellis mark.uzumati at virgin.net
Thu Dec 20 15:25:41 PST 2001


On 2001.12.20 17:20 Neven Has wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 07:43:41PM +0000, Mark Ellis wrote:
> > Not really an update, more of an info newsflash :) When i posted about
> the
> > last release, i said i wasn't sure whether external entities would
> work,
> > well they dont :(
> >
> > I get strange errors about various things, and i'm buggered if i know
> what
> > it's doing.
> 
> I just tried parsing a profile with both parameter end external entities
> using an ancient Perl backend (since I don't know FE_BE well enough) and
> it worked nicely.
> 
> XML::Twig is built on top of XML::Parser, so most of it's magic applies
> to
> Twig too. ParseParamEnt option (from "perldoc XML::Parser") did the trick
> for parameter entities for example.
> 
> Sorry if I'm telling you something you already know, I'm not sure what
> those
> errors are.
> 

That's what i tried, but no dice, got stuff about PI not at the top of the 
document and something else that i forget. Did you use the old stuff in 
cvs or something different ?

> > Therefore i'm giving _very_ serious thought about switching
> > from XML::Twig to LibXML. It has loads of features, seems to be
> regularly
> > updated and is just plain cool, as long as it works of course :) If
> anyone
> > has a good reason why not to do this, then please say so, I may give it
> a
> > go after crimble.
> 
> It's definitely worth trying, why not. Who knows, we might even get rid
> of
> the " problem too. :)
> 
Arggh, the past is coming to get me :)

Mark
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