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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] virsh: Improve editing

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 02:42:29PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> There are two common problems with virsh edit & friends
>   - Invalid XML syntax, causes error report & lost changes
>   - User add unsupported/unknown XML attributes/elements which
>     are silently discarded by libvirt
> This patch only fixes the first problem. It would be nice to
> fix the second two, by running the XML through the RNG schema
> validator.
> Rather than do this in virsh though, I'd add some flags to
> the virXXXXDefine/Create  APIs, eg
> virsh can set this flag by default, and if the XML fails
> validation, it could prompt the user, asking if they want
> to proceed anyway (in which case recall the same API but
> without the validate flag set), or re-edit the XML

  Hum, yes I agree with the option of validating on define of APIs
the only problem is that we tend to have holes in the RNG, but
since that would be optional I think that's okay, this would
hopefully help finding the mismatches between the RNG and the C parsing


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