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Re: Help with sxml simple parser for the quicklisp importer

From: Katherine Cox-Buday
Subject: Re: Help with sxml simple parser for the quicklisp importer
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:55:21 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> swedebugia <address@hidden> writes:
>>> The second “link” tag opens but is never closed.  This may be valid
>>> HTML, but it is not valid XML, which is what xml->sxml expects.
>> Thanks for the quick answer!
>> I will try to remove this line before handling over to the parser.
> I would recommend looking for a better source of package information.
> Parsing HTML is not fun and is often brittle.

The package information in quickdocs is accessed[1] via the API of
whatever is hosting the sourcecode. We could try doing the same.

Alternatively, it is good practice for CL systems defined in .asd files
to contain a `:description`, and even a `:long-description` field. We could
take the stance that package information simply comes from there as
technically this is the actual package's (i.e. system's) description.
And as CL is a lisp, it should be relatively easy to parse this out. The
only caveat is that I think it's possible for these fields to contain
sexps which read in other files, in which case we should do the same.

I hope this helps.

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