[MPlayer-DOCS] [PATCH] make configure and generated main.xml's more "spec-valid"

Torinthiel torinthiel at megapolis.pl
Thu Jan 4 12:03:30 CET 2007

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 12:40:45PM +0300, Andrew Savchenko wrote:
> Hi,
> On 4 Jan 2007 12:13 Torinthiel wrote:
> > According to the W3C XML specification, and to the DocBook guide
> > at http://www.docbook.org/tdg/en/html/docbook.html , the system
> > identifier of the DTD should be URI. Now the XML spec shows
> > simple "hello.dtd" as example, so this is quite valid, but the
> > DocBook suggests file://path URIs which are correct local file
> > URIs. The attached patch makes configure use file:// when
> > appropriate, and also fall back to internet-available DTD if no
> > local was found, which didn't cause problem on my box (except
> > for a bit slower testing) and is IMHO better than hard-coding
> > already tested and non-existent path.
> And what if I have no access to internet at compile time or if I 
> don't want to waste my traffic?

Than you install proper local DTDs in some more or less standard
location and if that won't work you add that path to configure and send
patch. You should do so anyway.

> Imho it is bad idea to access internet for compilation purposes 
> without expilcit user permission to do this. Programs shouldn't 
> surf the internet on their own. This can be optional but _not_ 
> default behaviour.

It's not default. It's fallback if everything else fails. Current
behaviour guarantees failure, as it sets the _required_ DTD path to
a path that already was checked and didn't contain the DTD. A fallback
to internet at least gives some chances of success.
If it's really an issue I can modify patch to use http only if
--use-http was passed to configure, but there are some problems with it:
1) It'll be the first command-line argument to configure. More will
   likely follow, so some proper general parsing is to be done.
2) what if user passed --use-http and proper DTD exists? Which one
   should be used? Maybe two different options --fallback-to-http and
   --force-http? Even more ugly. And it makes configure more
   complicated, like the main one is.

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