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Re: Bug#164000: ITP: xmltoman -- simple XML to man converter

On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 09:37:39AM -0700, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> Oliver> I did not look thoroughly at the other xml to man converters,
> Oliver> but IMHO they have way too much overhead. My scripts are 3K
> Oliver> each, and depend on perl and libxml-parser-perl only.
> Sorry, but I have a strong distrust of any (sg|x)ml tool whose parser
> isn't based on SP.

Well, I always thought that choice is a good thing.

> Does the perl parser correctly handle ISO entities like ä , for
> example ?

Unfortunately it does not, or I did something wrong. But it should
be possible to fix that by using an external entity. Or file a bug
against libexpat1 (which is used by libxml-parser-perl).

Uhm, I just saw that there is a bug filed against libxml-parser-perl,
which complains that there are problems with entitites: see #118528.

It does use various encodings though, according to the man page.

Oliver Kurth
mailto:kurth@leinekanal.de                         http://leinekanal.de

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