Bug#266430: [xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#266430: libxml2-utils: xmllint can't use a proxy for --dtdvalid URL

Mike Hommey Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>, 266430@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 10:18:27 +0900

On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 10:57:19PM +0200, Ludovic Rousseau wrote:
> Package: libxml2-utils
> Version: 2.6.11-3
> Severity: wishlist
> Hello,
> My computer is behind a web proxy and a firewall and I can't tell
> xmllint to use the proxy. xmllint tries (and fails) a direct connection
> when I use --dtdvalid http://website/file.dtd.

I see no reason by a brief look into the code as to why it wouldn't use

> It would be great if xmllint could use $http_proxy (like wget, lynx and
> some other programs) to know if a proxy should be used.

Is the variable $no_proxy also set on your system ? If this is the case,
unset it (setting it disables totally proxy usage ; note that this will
change in next upstream)