[libvirt] storage: inconsistent in 'format' scheme between document and implementation

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Thu May 21 10:05:15 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:46:11AM +0200, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 05:25:35PM +0900, Ryota Ozaki wrote:
> > Yes, I also checked that.
> > 
> > BTW, is the schema file used by libvirtd or drivers? This is just interest.
>   We don't use them in the libvirt code themselves (though it would
> be relatively trivial to ask libxml2 to validate instances with them),
> but some are used byt the test suite. I'm not sure the storage schemas
> are used though, but we try to keep them up to date when the XML
> input and output code is updated.

I think it could be nice to add a flag to the various DefineXML/CreateXML
methods  VIR_DOMAIN_XML_VALIDATE, to tell the parser that the app wants
strict validation.  We shouldn't turn on validation by default though,
because that makes back compatability harder for applications, because
they have to make sure never to use new XML attributes/elements with
old libvirt installs.

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