Re: [xml] xmlIO extensions

On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:41:03PM +0100, Christian Engwer wrote:
Hello Daniel,

  Well that's the problem with your other question, what is the usefulness
of adding seek() support when clearly this won't work for FTP and HTTP
(or not work better than a read to /dev/null)...

I did dive into the http/ftp code yet, but from the documentation it
seems, as if ftp and http firstt get the data, store it in a local
file and then operate on this file. Well... this clearly would offer
the posibility to operate on this temporary file.

  No, that's not the case, I can't see what led you to this conclusion...

  I'm not 100% convinced we really need something like seek() at
the libxml2 level.

I'd clearly prefer an other solution, but I would prefere not to
create more temporary files. These always create portability
problems. mktemp and these calls are libc and I'm afraid they don't
exist under win32.

   but libxml2 does not create temporary file currently, and never did ...


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