In article <82FB5EC2-0775-4EAB-AE97-A7CFA89DECE9 / gmail.com>,
  Federico Builes <federico.builes / gmail.com> writes:

> I'm not sure how's the situation with most of these libraries but I  
> was responsible for the REXML specs so let me chime in. P111 had a  
> _really_ buggy REXML revision with several typos/small bugs that were  
> (mostly) fixed in P114 so that might be a better target for  
> compatibility (for that library at least).

Yes.  REXML has typo.

This is an example of failure caused by typo.

| REXML::Document#add overwrites existing DocType ERROR
| NoMethodError: undefined method `kind_of' for #<REXML::DocType:0xb7580630>

> Anyway, if you consider there's a wrong spec somewhere in there please  
> let me know.

The test has ruby_bug guard.

rubyspec/1.8/library/rexml/document/add_spec.rb:
|    ruby_bug "#19058", "1.8.6.114" do

The test is run for 1.8.6p238 but not for ruby 1.8.6p114.
This causes rubyspec/1.8/17630.log has the above failure
which is not in rubyspec/1.8/p111.log in the reported log.

But this doesn't mean REXML in 1.8.6p238 has new bug or spec
change.
-- 
Tanaka Akira