[XML-SIG] Future direction of Expat development

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Fri, 18 Aug 2000 11:35:08 -0400 (EDT)

Andrew Kuchling writes:
 > Great news!  Is James Clark no longer going to maintain Expat at all?

  James Clark will be a contributor, and has registered on SourceForge
so that he can continue, but is no longer interested in sole control
of the package.

 > One feature I'd like to see: as suggested a while ago, a way is needed
 > to tell at run-time how the Expat library was compiled.  Once the CVS
 > tree is public, I'll take a look at adding that.  (Or maybe there
 > should simply be a way to compile "Fat Expat" that supports both
 > Unicode and UTF-8...)

  This would be an excellent idea.  We'd like to see Expat installable
and usable as a separate library, which certainly entails making all
this information at least *available*, if not actually configurable at


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member