[Libreoffice] XML pretty printer (was: Where did Setup.xcu go?)

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Wed Aug 17 06:54:06 PDT 2011

On Thursday 11 of August 2011, Miklos Vajna wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:28:42PM +0200, Eike Rathke <ooo at erack.de> wrote:
> > For which I always recommend xmlpp,
> > http://software.decisionsoft.com/tools.html
> Is this better in some aspect than xmllint --format, which cames with
> libxml and requires no manual installation? :)

 Xmllint --format silently(!) drops any xml content it cannot handle (e.g if 
the .xml has one closing tag missing). Xmlpp seems to handle that fine (the 
only minor problem I noticed is that it alters the original xml in "harmless" 
ways such as changing " to ' or reordering attributes).

 If you need to deal with possibly broken XML, I suggest to use 
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tree/scratch/formatxml.cpp . It 
handles even malformed XML, it does not alter the contents in any way except 
for indenting it and explicitly marking problems in the XML structure with an 
easily visible comment.

 Lubos Lunak
 l.lunak at suse.cz

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