RE: [xml] Will xmllint use schematron?

Thanks Daniel for you very explicit and prompt reply. ;--)


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:veillard redhat com] 
Sent: Wednesday, 11 May 2005 4:48 PM
To: Hockaday John
Cc: xml gnome org
Subject: Re: [xml] Will xmllint use schematron?

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 04:08:15PM +1000, 
John Hockaday ga gov au wrote:

I have noticed that schematron is not mentioned the man 
pages for xmllint.
From this I expect that xmllint doesn't handle schematron.


If this is the
case is there any plan to add schematron capabilities to 
xmllint and if so
when will that happen?

  It happens when someone feels the urge to implement the support for
it, provide the code, and maintain it. So far I have no such 
urge myself
it's the first time I get such a request, and we already have 
support for
3 validation languages DTD, Relax-NG and Schemas (that 
Kasiemir is working
hard to try to finish). The fact that I don't feel like doing 
it should
not prevent people from attempting to add it, the code must 
just follow
existing libxml2 Licence and coding practices. One thing to 
point out is
that people already consider libxml2 "bloated" so one would need some
justification to be provided if the implementation code is large.
  I read quickly. I didn't 
understand it.
It seems it would require XSLT and EXSLT so it would not be 
at the libxml2 level since XSLT and EXSLT are provided in 
libraries separate
from libxml2. It seems "when" is then never as far as I can tell. But
that could be implemented as a separate tool on top of 


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