Re: (fwd) Re: [xml] Substituting Umlauts by Unicode (&#x...) entities

On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 01:06:33PM +0100, Holger Rauch wrote:
  Ask for "ascii" encoding on output.

In addition to being curious of how to do this, I would like to know the

  Sometimes, I really wonder why I loose my time getting documentation,
a web site with search capabilities, commented code, etc ... I don't have
more time than you, simply searching on the web site for
    "save encoding"

Brings back in the first page:
     - a pointer to the encoding document description
     - a pointer to the encoding part of the documentation
     - the correct function to use to do so
     54xmlSaveFileEncfunctiontreeDump an XML document, converting it to the given encoding
       with a pointer to

  I think the contract is relatively simple:
   1/ I need to do my work
   2/ I cannot answer question all the time
   3/ answering basic question which seems to me can found in the doc
      really frustrate me because I need to do 1/ to be able to keep
      this project running

2/ is crucial . If 3/ reaches the "I can't stand it anymore"  threshold
well I will have to drop messages and not answer them.
Your first message was not trivial, well I understand it wasn't easy to
guess about using "ascii" (though it's documented in the encoding page)
maybe the doc nee more improvements. Using the right words helps too,
saying "saving unicode char" while the exact terms are "using character
references", but acquiring the right vocabulary need time.
XML is not simple. Libxml2 is not simple. An investment is needed to use them
I don't see any workaround. I don't see how I could spend more time on 
libxml2 as I do. I don't want to stop development to do support. It's
a big WARNING, I may at some point stop answering questions, as a community
of users it's your duty so that this doesn't happen. Thanks a lot
to the people who already spend time helping others, or providing
and improving docs, I just hope this will scale !


Daniel Veillard      | Red Hat Network
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