[Fontconfig] expat -> libxml2 ?

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Wed May 5 12:35:05 EST 2004

Around 17 o'clock on May 4, John Ellson wrote:

> Are there any plans or thoughts about migrating fontconfig from expat to 
> libxml2?

I looked at doing that with the SAX interfaces in libxml2 but didn't get 
very far as those are a long ways from the expat API.  I would like to 
retain the ability to build against expat as that library is a lot smaller 
and more targeted than libxml2.

If anyone has the interest, it shouldn't be a huge job.  I do caution that 
fontconfig tends to extend the configuration language on a regular basis, 
hence any changes which would entail duplicate maintenance would be less 


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