[xml] Proposal for libXML2 inclusion in LSB

        After going through much discussion (thanks for Daniel's help
and patience) and test analysis here are some of the findings and

Please refer to the wiki page http://www.linuxbase.org/LSBWiki/LibXml2
where we have done some analysis in addition to showing the findings in

Also, please note that once the XML2 library is included LSB, the tests
that we make part of runtime test suite now, will remain so for at least
few months. So, if libxml2 comes with 2.4.23 or later versions, and
distros pick them up and come for LSB certification, they will be using
the current test suite (unless we get to change it before that). So
please consider the following in this context.

- There are many HTML regression test case failures when we ran old
tests against new versions of the library. Most of the failures are due
to minor white space and such formatting changes in the XML2 internal
implementation. We propose to take out all HTML regression tests from
the LSB runtime test suite. These include: 
## HTML regression tests
## Push HTML regression tests
## HTML SAX regression tests
## Push HTML SAX regression tests

- We also propose that in addition to already identified modules like
SAX1, nanoftp, nanohttp etc (please refer earlier emails from Daniel
here), all schema related modules be not included in LSB desktop. It
appears that this module is going through some active development. Even
if the API remains stable, internal implementation changes --may--
produce further failures if the current test suite is run against future
versions. Of course, we may not have understood this completely, and
will like to get feedback on this. What kind of changes, if any, is
expected in schema modules?

Thanks and appreciate your help (and patience)


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