Re: [xslt] Help with compiling libxslt on HP-UX

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 06:24:44PM -0400, MATHIHALLI,MADHUSUDAN (HP-Cupertino,ex1) wrote:
> It works - Thanks !.
> A following set of questions will be :
> (1) Can we just do the change and move on ?


> (2) I believe libxslt is designed with a ASCII POV. I say that because, when
> I changed the definition of xmlChar to "uchar_t", the libxslt would not
> compile. Is it intentional designed that way ?

  read the docs !
  "xmlChar, the libxml2 data type is a byte, those bytes must be assembled as UTF-8 valid strings. The proper way to terminate an xmlChar * string is simply to append 0 byte, as usual."

  So your change is just plain broken, and all libxml2/libxslt code 
is garanteed to broke doing so.

> (3) If (2) is correct, can we just live by checking for "0x30" (DIGIT ZERO),
> instead of changing the input ?

  What do you mean by "libxslt is designed with a ASCII POV"
Libxml2 use UTF8 internally, period, irrevocable, the right decision and
not to be changed ever. But again read the full doc before jumping on hasty
conclusions , if you mean that libxslt is limited to ASCII, this is wrong
and would be totally not compliant (i.e. I would nearly take this as an


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