[kaffe] CVS kaffe (dalibor): Merged in gjdoc and libxmlj

Julian Scheid julian at sektor37.de
Mon Apr 19 03:22:01 PDT 2004

Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 03:52:49PM +0200, Julian Scheid wrote:
>>It works basically by wrapping calls to libxslt using JNI. Unfortunately,
>>libxslt is not thread safe (reentrant), doesn't allow binding user
>>values to all internal data structures and doesn't provide callback hooks
>>for all events IIRC - this makes the whole thing kind of hackish.

Sorry, I was much too fast when writing this. Please let me double-
emphasize "IIRC" in above quote and let me clarify:

>   In libxml2 you can bind values to user structures, see the _private fied,

I remember using the _private  field, but I still encountered a number
of problems which you however summed up better than I did when you say
in your other recent message:

>   Okay, I understand that plugging libxml2 in in Java APIs might not be
> trivial (API divergence at high level, ref counting)

That's how I should have put it in the first place: the libxslt API is
vastly different from the JAXP API and that's why I had to go lengths
at times, not because of a shortcoming in your library. Sorry for
inadvertently suggesting that there would be an inherent problem with

By the way, I've used libxslt/libxml2 a lot and it never failed me.
Thanks for this useful software!



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