2 Jul 2000 DV   » (Master)

My first advogato diary ever ... though I am probably one of the oldest accounts.

I hope the HTML parsing code work :-) ... speaking of which I have spent some time lately working on libxml again. I released an old 1.x update, the 2.1.0 followed closely by 2.1.1 :-\

I spent some time this week on the HTML parser module to help the implementation of gtkhtml2. It now autoadds properly (it seems) HTML/BODY/HEAD when not specified (the space saving hacks of SGML definitely sucks rocks...)

Wrote a libxml FAQ

Added charset detection/conversion to the HTML parser, mostly just some syntactic sugar and calling the code done from the XML parser. So this should not take too long to debug. Well excepts all the tests for proper encoding inside the parser itself :-\ ...

Recently got my ADSL at home ... the first time since I'm back in France that I don't have to worry about connection time, what a relief ... And the bandwidth is better too but that not the most important. Seems I'm among the very first connected in the area, maybe it will degrade later.

rpmfind maintenance have been giving me some troubles recently, archive is getting to big to be rescanned everyday, rpm-4.0 broke the old lib, and the rpm-3.05 for testing breaks rpm2html seriously. i will have to switch to a databased backed-up solution (did i ever said I *hate* databases ?). Yet another project I should spend time on oh well ...

Seems the conference in Bordeaux next week lacks speakers, I was enrolled at the last minute, i will be there from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, good my laptop is repared.

Oh and I will be at OLS, my ticket confirmation is just pending a return flight Boston->Europe, so I should be set travel wise.

Note: Raph, any chance to add a spellchecked to preprocess diary submissions? I feel lazy

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