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Re: remove contrib/xml2

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: remove contrib/xml2
Date: 2010-01-28 21:18:13
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Robert Haas wrote:
> There has been some more discussion lately of problems caused by contrib/xml2.
>
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2010-01/msg00251.php
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2010-01/msg00198.php
>
> I think we need to either (1) fix the bugs and update the
> documentation to remove the statement that this will be removed or (2)
> actually remove it.  Nobody seems interested in #1, so PFA a patch to
> do #2.  It also rips out all the libxslt stuff, which seems to exist
> only for the purpose of supporting contrib/xml2.  
>   

The problem is that there are people who use the XSLT and xpath_table 
stuff on text data and so don't run into these bugs.

I agree it's a mess but I don't think just abandoning the functionality 
is a good idea.

cheers

andrew





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