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Re: [Xen-devel] How to handle missing create.dtd in tools/python/xen/xm/

To: Stephan Peijnik <spe@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] How to handle missing create.dtd in tools/python/xen/xm/xenapi_create.py?
From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:43:45 +0100
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On Fri, 15 Oct 2010, Stephan Peijnik wrote:
> Whilst writing my patch to replace the PyXML based XML validation code
> in xenapi_create.py I noticed that the old code did not handle a missing
> create.dtd file at all.
> My patch (see [0]) now issues a warning when create.dtd is missing, but
> I would like to know how we want to handle that case? 
> Is issuing a Python warning enough or should we bail out with an error?
> create.dtd should usually not be missing in xen installations, but the
> Debian xen 4 package [1], in version 4.0.1-1, for example does not
> include the create.dtd file and thus the validation will not be carried
> out.
> Any other ideas on handling this? Is this a packaging bug or can
> create.dtd be omitted in xen installations?
I think that a missing DTD shouldn't be considered an error by xend,
even though a complete deb or rpm package should have it.

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