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

George Boudreau georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Oct 28 10:18:42 PDT 2008

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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?
   The different books used different methods to encode 'version'. 
xmllint extraction works with all books except LFS.  Still looking for 
root cause.

>    -- Bruce

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