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   Version 2.30 of Perl's XML::Parser

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  • From: Clark Cooper <coopercc@netheaven.com>
  • To: perl-xml@listserv1.ActiveState.com
  • Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 13:22:47 -0400

I've uploaded version 2.30 of XML::Parser to CPAN. This is a bug-fix release.
With this version, expat source is no longer included in the distribution.
In order to build this and later versions of XML::Parser, you must build and
install the expat *library* (version 1.95.0 or later) which is available at:


You can't use the earlier versions of expat available at jclark.com, since
they won't build into a shareable library.

This expat is not a fork; James Clark has delegated maintenance of the expat
XML parser to a team that includes James, Fred Drake, Paul Prescod, and myself.
SourceForge is hosting this project.

Here is the relevant portion of the Changes file:

2.30 Thu Oct  5 12:47:36 EDT 2000
	- Get rid of ContentStash global. Not that big a deal looking it up
	  everytime and gets rid of a potential threading problem.
	- Switch to shareable library version of expat from sourceforge
	  (i.e. no longer include expat source and require that libexpat
	   be installed)
	- Bob Tribit <btribit@traffic.com> demonstrated a fix for problems
	  in compiling under perl 5.6.0 with 5.005 threading.
	- Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org> discovered a typo ('IO::Handler'
	  instead of 'IO::Handle') in Expat.pm that caused IO::Handle objects
	  to be treated as strings instead of handles.
	- Matt Sergeant also provided a patch to allow tied handles to work
	  properly in calls to parse.
	- Eric Bohlman <ebohlman@netcom.com> reported a failure when
	  incremental parsing and external parsing were used together.
	  Need to give explicit package when calling Do_External_Parse
	  from externalEntityRef  otherwise fails when called through ExpatNB.

Clark Cooper		Software Engineer	Home:   coopercc@netheaven.com
			Schenectady, NY	USA	Work:   cccooper@ltionline.com


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