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Re: libxml2: Wrong separator in XML_CATALOG_FILES?

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: libxml2: Wrong separator in XML_CATALOG_FILES?
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:59:39 +0900

Hello Hartmut,

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:27 PM, Hartmut Goebel
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just discovered that libxml2 sets the search-path-specification for
> variable "XML_CATALOG_FILES" using space as separator, which is very
> uncommon. The documentation for libxml2 does not state which separator
> to use, while the docbook-tutorial [1] has an example using colons.
> So I'm curious whether the space is correct.
> [1] <>

>From my experiences with the udisks package, the XML_CATALOG_FILES
entries should be separated by space. I could find at least one source
which said it should be spaces [1], and another one suggested that
both the column and spaces should work, at least on Unix [2]. I guess
to get a definitive answer one would have to dive in the code of

I suggest we stick to what is known to work, i.e., using the space as
the separator for XML_CATALOG_FILES.

[1] Effective XML: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your XML, by Elliotte
Rusty Harold 

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