[vlc-devel] XML parsing

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Jan 20 22:50:42 CET 2011

Le jeudi 20 janvier 2011 23:44:25 Jean-Baptiste Kempf, vous avez écrit :
> Thanks for the work :D
> And don't de-evaluate your work...
> Do you have ideas what needs to be tested ? Heavy skins? Heavy xpsf ?

Anything that uses vlc_xml needs testing: playlists, skins and subs.

But I am most concerned about malformatted input files...

> > Basically, most if not all of the parser are horribly broken in some way.
> > In
> Do you have a common list of good-behaviours to check?
> What parser was the less bad, so we can take it as example?

In terms of design, XSPF was the sanest, mostly because it's recursive. But 
it's doing some silly things and is the most complicated one. Its (ab)use of 
macros is not helping.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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