[xep-support] Re: Where to put true-type fonts?

From: jens quade <jq@qdevelop.de>
Date: Fri Nov 08 2013 - 07:17:26 PST

On 08.11.2013, at 16:05, Jeffrey Walton <noloader@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 6:50 AM, jens quade <jq@qdevelop.de> wrote:
>> Hi Jeffrey,
>>> The parser for the xep.xml file is broken. Leave off the trailing
>>> slash ("/") and notice what happens (the training path is dropped,
>>> which results in BadFontDataException):
>>> <font-group xml:base="/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts"
>>> [error] Cannot read font metric from file:/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Arial.ttf
>> I think this implementation is correct (and probably some xml library stuff) -- see
>> RFC 3986 Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax
>> 5.2.3. Merge Paths

> Well, it seems to be a problem in real life, despite what the RFC says.
> http://www.google.com/search?q=BadFontDataException+site:services.renderx.com

Yes, people make mistakes in real life. But not conforming to the expected implementation of xml:base is no solution.

There are XML parsers that issue a warning if a xml:base attribute does not end in an '/', which might be a smart thing to do in this case.



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