Fwd: Re: Document version not set with jhalfs-20081011

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 09:52:41 PDT 2008

George Boudreau wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> George Boudreau wrote:
>>> Matthew Burgess wrote:
>>>> Forwarding to lfs-dev...I'm currently unable to commit to SVN (my own
>>>> network setup here).  I'd guess we either need to revert back to the '-' or
>>>> change it to '–' (note the additional ';').
>>>> George, how does 'xmllint' puke?  It'd be nice if the LFS Book's validation
>>>> Makefile target could catch this.
>>> xmllint prologue bookinfo.xml produces the following.
>>> Entity: line 1: parser error : Entity 'ndash' not defined
>>> 1999–2008
>> This looks like a problem with xmllint or it's invocation.  Why doesn't it know 
>> about entities?  This change was made in revision 4648 on 02/19/05.  Why is is 
>> coming up now?
>    This was brought to my attention today, it may have been around for
> quite a while. The code does not spew out the above text in jhalfs, due
> to trapping, it only fails to translate the doc version for display.
>    It may be xmllint, I will see what I can dig up.

George, I'm not sure what you are doing here, but it seems you are trying to 
extract some specific data from the xml.  Would different tools, say grep/sed, 
work more easily?

   -- Bruce

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