[Opendnssec-develop] libxml2 xsd:durations

John Dickinson jad at jadickinson.co.uk
Wed Apr 15 09:40:52 UTC 2009

On 15 Apr 2009, at 09:59, Jelte Jansen wrote:

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> sion at nominet.org.uk wrote:
>>> Before I write a function to do it myself, does anyone know how to
>>> deal with xsd:durations in C (convert them to seconds). I hoped that
>>> libxml2 would do it for me but I can not find the function :)
>> So there is some code in "enforcer/libksm/src/datetime.c" which takes
>> things like "2w" and converts it into 2 weeks worth of seconds.
>> I can modify this to cope with xsd:durations in a simplified manner  
>> (30
>> days in a month, 365 days in a year?)
>> Would that be okay for version 1?
> well that's what my python thing is doing at the moment too; as long  
> as we
> document it I don't really mind. But is is something that should go  
> on the todo
> list.

And my perl kaspimporter. But Perl being the only true language there  
is at least a DateTime::Format::Duration::XSD module to help :)

BTW I think we should generate warnings whenever we convert months and  
years to seconds.

John Dickinson

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