Package: libjs-wax Version: 5.0.1+ds1-1 Justification: renders package unusable Severity: grave
Dear Maintainer, Upon trying to use wax.leaf.js the browser reports "html4 is not defined" from wax.leaf.js:842. The html4 object which it mentions is provided by the html4 package within google-caja. More specifically in debian/rules the get-orig-source target removes the third-party embedded libs for the google-caja html-sanitizer from the source package (ext/html-sanitizer-bundle.js) and re-pulls this file from http://google-caja.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/com/google/caja/plugin/html-sanitizer.js. However, the two files are not the same. Specifically the one you pull in doesn't provide html4, whereas the one included in the upstream source package did. This is furthermore complicated by the fact that upstream removed the html4-defs.js file (which is the one we need) from the upstream source tree in r3013 because it is now build as part of the build process of google-caja, so we can't simply pull it in. I see two options to fix this issue. Option 1 is to leave the included ext/html-sanitizer-bundle.js from the upstream source tarball in tact and use it. However I don't think this is a viable option as it is probably against Debian policy. Option two is to package google-caja in Debian. Doing so will build the required html4-defs.js file from source and provide it for use within Debian, allowing libjs-wax to simply Depend on google-caja and use it's html4-defs.js file. Until such time as this is fixed, unless there is some other way to use wax, I think the package should be removed from Debian since it is not usable in it's current form (happy to be proven wrong). Thanks.
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