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    </style><title>Reporting bugs and getting help</title></head><body bgcolor="#8b7765" text="#000000" link="#a06060" vlink="#000000"><table border="0" width="100%" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"><tr><td width="120"><a href="http://swpat.ffii.org/"><img src="epatents.png" alt="Action against software patents" /></a></td><td width="180"><a href="http://www.gnome.org/"><img src="gnome2.png" alt="GNOME2 Logo" /></a><a href="http://www.w3.org/Status"><img src="w3c.png" alt="W3C logo" /></a><a href="http://www.redhat.com"><img src="redhat.gif" alt="Red Hat Logo" /></a><div align="left"><a href="http://xmlsoft.org/XSLT/"><img src="Libxslt-Logo-180x168.gif" alt="Made with Libxslt Logo" /></a></div></td><td><table border="0" width="90%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" align="center" bgcolor="#000000"><tr><td><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" bgcolor="#fffacd"><tr><td align="center"><h1>The XSLT C library for GNOME</h1><h2>Reporting bugs and getting help</h2></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table><table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="100%" align="center"><tr><td bgcolor="#8b7765"><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" width="100%"><tr><td valign="top" width="200" bgcolor="#8b7765"><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1" width="100%" bgcolor="#000000"><tr><td><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3"><tr><td colspan="1" bgcolor="#eecfa1" align="center"><center><b>Main Menu</b></center></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#fffacd"><form action="search.php" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" method="get"><input name="query" type="text" size="20" value="" /><input name="submit" type="submit" value="Search ..." /></form><ul><li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li><li><a href="intro.html">Introduction</a></li><li><a href="docs.html">Documentation</a></li><li><a href="bugs.html">Reporting bugs and getting help</a></li><li><a href="help.html">How to help</a></li><li><a href="downloads.html">Downloads</a></li><li><a href="FAQ.html">FAQ</a></li><li><a href="news.html">News</a></li><li><a href="xsltproc2.html">The xsltproc tool</a></li><li><a href="docbook.html">DocBook</a></li><li><a href="API.html">The programming API</a></li><li><a href="python.html">Python and bindings</a></li><li><a href="internals.html">Library internals</a></li><li><a href="extensions.html">Writing extensions</a></li><li><a href="contribs.html">Contributions</a></li><li><a href="EXSLT/index.html" style="font-weight:bold">libexslt</a></li><li><a href="xslt.html">flat page</a>, <a href="site.xsl">stylesheet</a></li><li><a href="html/index.html" style="font-weight:bold">API Menu</a></li><li><a href="ChangeLog.html">ChangeLog</a></li></ul></td></tr></table><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3"><tr><td colspan="1" bgcolor="#eecfa1" align="center"><center><b>Related links</b></center></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#fffacd"><ul><li><a href="tutorial/libxslttutorial.html">Tutorial</a>,
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useful resources:</p><ul><li>I strongly suggest to subscribe to <a href="http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list">XSL-list</a>, check <a href="http://www.biglist.com/lists/xsl-list/archives/">the XSL-list
  <li>The <a href="http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/xslfaq.html">XSL FAQ</a>.</li>
  <li>The <a href="http://www.nwalsh.com/docs/tutorials/xsl/xsl/slides.html">tutorial</a>
    written by Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh is a very good on-line
    introdution to the language.</li>
  <li>The <a href="http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XSLTutorial/Books/Book1/index.html">only
    Zvon XSLT tutorial</a> details a lot of constructs with examples.</li>
  <li><a href="http://www.jenitennison.com/xslt/index.html">Jeni Tennison's
    XSLT</a> pages provide links to a lot of answers</li>
  <li>the <a href="http://incrementaldevelopment.com/xsltrick/">Gallery of
    XSLT Tricks</a> provides non-standard use case of XSLT</li>
  <li>And I suggest to buy Michael Kay "XSLT Programmer's Reference" book
    published by <a href="http://www.wrox.com/">Wrox</a> if you plan to work
    seriously with XSLT in the future.</li>
</ul><p>Well, bugs or missing features are always possible, and I will make a
point of fixing them in a timely fashion. The best way to report a bug is to
use the <a href="http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=libxslt">GNOME bug
tracking database</a> (make sure to use the "libxslt" module name). Before
filing a bug, check the <a href="http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?product=libxslt">list of existing
libxslt bugs</a> to make sure it hasn't already been filed. I look at reports
there regularly and it's good to have a reminder when a bug is still open. Be
sure to specify that the bug is for the package libxslt.</p><p>For small problems you can try to get help on IRC, the #xml channel on
irc.gnome.org (port 6667) usually have a few person subscribed which may help
(but there is no guarantee and if a real issue is raised it should go on the
mailing-list for archival).</p><p>There is also a mailing-list <a href="mailto:xslt@gnome.org">xslt@gnome.org</a> for libxslt, with an <a href="http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xslt/">on-line archive</a>. To subscribe
to this list, please visit the <a href="http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/xslt">associated Web</a> page
and follow the instructions.</p><p>Alternatively, you can just send the bug to the <a href="mailto:xslt@gnome.org">xslt@gnome.org</a> list, if it's really libxslt
related I will approve it.. Please do not send me mail directly especially
for portability problem, it makes things really harder to track and in some
cases I'm not the best person to answer a given question, ask the list
instead. <strong>Do not send code, I won't debug it</strong> (but patches are
really appreciated!).</p><p>Please note that with the current amount of virus and SPAM, sending mail
to the list without being subscribed won't work. There is *far too many
bounces* (in the order of a thousand a day !) I cannot approve them manually
anymore. If your mail to the list bounced waiting for administrator approval,
it is LOST ! Repost it and fix the problem triggering the error. Also please
note that <span style="color: #FF0000; background-color: #FFFFFF">emails with
a legal warning asking to not copy or redistribute freely the information
they contain</span> are <strong>NOT</strong> acceptable for the mailing-list,
such mail will as much as possible be discarded automatically, and are less
likely to be answered if they made it to the list, <strong>DO NOT</strong>
post to the list from an email address where such legal requirements are
automatically added, get private paying support if you can't share
information.</p><p>Check the following too <span style="color: #E50000">before
posting</span>:</p><ul><li><a href="search.php">use the search engine</a> to get information
    related to your problem.</li>
  <li>make sure you are <a href="ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxslt/">using a recent
    version</a>, and that the problem still shows up in those</li>
  <li>check the <a href="http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xslt/">list
    archives</a> to see if the problem was reported already, in this case
    there is probably a fix available, similarly check the <a href="http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?product=libxslt">registered
    open bugs</a></li>
  <li>make sure you can reproduce the bug with xsltproc, a very useful thing
    to do is run the transformation with -v argument and redirect the
    standard error to a file, then search in this file for the transformation
    logs just preceding the possible problem</li>
  <li>Please send the command showing the error as well as the input and
    stylesheet (as an attachment)</li>
</ul><p>Then send the bug with associated information to reproduce it to the <a href="mailto:xslt@gnome.org">xslt@gnome.org</a> list; if it's really libxslt
related I will approve it. Please do not send mail to me directly, it makes
things really hard to track and in some cases I am not the best person to
answer a given question, ask on the list.</p><p>To <span style="color: #E50000">be really clear about support</span>:</p><ul><li>Support or help <span style="color: #E50000">request MUST be sent to
    the list or on bugzilla</span> in case of problems, so that the Question
    and Answers can be shared publicly. Failing to do so carries the implicit
    message "I want free support but I don't want to share the benefits with
    others" and is not welcome. I will automatically Carbon-Copy the
    xslt@gnome.org mailing list for any technical reply made about libxml2 or
  <li>There is <span style="color: #E50000">no guarantee for support</span>,
    if your question remains unanswered after a week, repost it, making sure
    you gave all the detail needed and the information requested.</li>
  <li>Failing to provide information as requested or double checking first
    for prior feedback also carries the implicit message "the time of the
    library maintainers is less valuable than my time" and might not be
</ul><p>Of course, bugs reports with a suggested patch for fixing them will
probably be processed faster.</p><p>If you're looking for help, a quick look at <a href="http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xslt/">the list archive</a> may actually
provide the answer, I usually send source samples when answering libxslt
usage questions. The <a href="html/libxslt-lib.html#LIBXSLT-LIB">auto-generated documentation</a> is
not as polished as I would like (I need to learn more about Docbook), but
it's a good starting point.</p><p><a href="bugs.html">Daniel Veillard</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></body></html>