Re: [xml] Extracting multiple XML fragments of the same type

Hi Daniel!

Thanks for your reply!
First of all, let me point out that I've read both the libxml2 docs and
the tutorials and I've also searched the mailing list archives.

On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Daniel Veillard wrote:

  You still don't want to understand that *every node* pertaining to a
document have a doc pointer pointing to that document.

I *do* want to understand it, but the functionality that libxml2 offers
can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to this lib (like I am).

  I cannot explain over and over again the same things, it would bring my
development speed to a halt. 

I'm aware of that, but I haven't found what I was looking for in the
tutorials, mailing list archives, and the libxml2 doc. That's the reason
why I was posting here.

So please try to reuse the existing documentation,
agreed it's not perfect nor complete but I take patches !

The problem I got with the existing libxml2 documentation is that the tree
module offers a lot of functions, which are not alphabetically sorted. So,
it's easy to overlook something. Also, contrary to other API documentation
(like the one of glib, for instance), the documentation of libxml2
contains very few examples. So, one is confronted with the following

1. Read the tutorials, try to understand them, see whether one can find
what he is looking for (I did that)
2. Search the mailing list archives (did that too)
3. Read the API docs which may be a very good reference, but make it can
be really hard to find what you're looking for.
4. If 1-3 don't help, ask the mailing list

I would be willing to contribute to the docs, but I simply do not have the
libxml2 knowledge required to come up with good examples.



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