Re: [xml] Child elements in XML fragments.

On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 12:57:57PM -0700, Kyle VanderBeek wrote:
I hate to be a nag, but here I am again.

Is there any theoretical or design reason not to apply this patch to
tree.c? As I mentioned, working with HTML fragments to build we pages is a
pretty common task. Being able to traverse entity children on such a
fragment would be useful. I suspect this was just an oversight.

Comments? Concerns?

  Yup, just an oversight IMHO

and I have been travelling for work in the last 10 days so didn't
look at it until today,


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Kyle VanderBeek <kylev kylev com> wrote:

Apologies for the self-serving inquiry, but I thought I'd come over and
address an issue I found over in Ruby-land (Nokogiri) while working with
some HTML fragments in a Rails application.

I noticed that the suite of "element children" functions
(xmlChildElementCount, xmlFirstElementChild and xmlLastElementChild) don't
work on document fragments. However, it's something I frequently want to do
while inspection partial sections of templates that would later be rolled
into a complete web page.

Is there any standards- or design-based reason for this? I'd like to
convince the Nokogiri maintainers to include this functionality, but I
don't want to cause a divergence in behavior from libxml2.

I worked up a really simple patch and attached it to my bug

kylev kylev com
  Some people have a way with words, while others... erm... thingy.

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  Some people have a way with words, while others... erm... thingy.

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