[cairo] Re: SVG backend patch

Steve Chaplin stevech1097 at yahoo.com.au
Wed Aug 3 05:13:51 PDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 12:54 -0700, cairo-request at cairographics.org
> What is also new in this version is the use of libxml. Please tell me if
> you feel this is wrong (or anything else in the patch).
> 	Emmanuel.

I don't think using libxml is essential, and it adds an extra dependency to 

>From skimming through the patch I can see it uses just a small number of xml 
functions (xmlBufferCat, xmlBufferCreate, xmlNewChild, xmlSetProp, 
xmlBufferContent, xmlBufferFree, xmlNewDoc, xmlNewNode)

Why not write you own versions of these functions and remove the dependency?
The PS/PDF backends seem to manage OK AFAIK without importing a PS/PDF
parsing library.


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