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From Karl Wright <daddy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about downloading binaries
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:28:29 GMT
"what's the use-case for non-well-formed
XML?' This thread is probably not the best place to delve further in
that direction."

Simple use case: parsing malformed RSS feeds.  I agree, though, we're
getting into the weeds here; I'd love to have this discussion
elsewhere, but the point does stand that none of these patch decisions
was done lightly.  Hopefully the community can accept that.

Karl

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
> Karl,
>
> I'm exceedingly sorry here that the IPMC as a whole let you down by
> not turning into these issues and dealing with them at the outset.
> There's been a lot of sensitivity expressed lately to Apache projects
> stepping on each other's toes.
>
> Personally, I have no objection to including mutant jars in a -deps
> binary with a clear explanation of what they are, but I would like to
> see some support for that view, because I'd could imagine some
> objections based on recent email.
>
> In the longer term, if ManifoldCF really wants to include an "XML
> parser with a difference", then it's certainly possible for you to
> maintain and release a fork of Xerces under your own package names. I
> agree with Sebb that you would be well advised to find some other way
> around it. My personal reaction, in complete isolation from the
> problem at hand, was 'really? what's the use-case for non-well-formed
> XML?' This thread is probably not the best place to delve further in
> that direction.
>
> --benson

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