[Glass] GS SIXX fork updated to support the latest XMLParser

monty via Glass glass at lists.gemtalksystems.com
Sun Mar 18 21:01:55 PDT 2018

I sent Mariano an update that merges upstream support for the latest XMLParser into the GS fork. I did have to change the representations of chars and strings somewhat. XML (P)CDATA can only contain certain characters:
	Char	   ::=   	#x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] | [#xE000-#xFFFD] | [#x10000-#x10FFFF]

and Dale chose a compact but malformed representation for multibyte chars, outputting a '$' followed by each byte (big endian) of the code point as a byte char. But while #x100 (256) is a valid Char (in the #x20-#xD7FF range), #x01 and #x00 aren't, so representing it with '$' followed by #x01 and #x00 is not well-formed.

I also removed erroneous sends of #encodeAsUTF8. This needs to be done at the document-level, not at the level of element content.

To encode output, you do 'myObjectGraph sixxString encodeAsUTF8' (or 'XMLUTF8StreamConverter encode: myObjectGraph sixxString'). Or better, give a #sixxOn:* message a write stream (or GsFile) wrapped with an encoder so it will encode its output as UTF-8. I gave Mariano some examples.

Decoding is done automatically by newer XMLParser versions when parsing. SIXX does no encoding/decoding itself.

And since the recent package reorganization, XMLParser and related projects can be stably upgraded (or downgraded) within the same stone, but there might still be write conflicts, so it's not recommended.

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