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From Eli Marmor <mar...@netmask.it>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Basic apr_xml_parser
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2004 04:34:31 GMT
First I want to say that you did it again...
A so short time after I asked about libxml2, and there is already a
preliminary support for it...
Wow...

Joe Schaefer wrote:

>   3) The libxml2 parser introduces an external dependence on libxml2,
>      which may be a problem for win32.

I don't see any problem of libxml2 with win32.

On the other hand, if you are looking for drawbacks of libxml2, I can
list some of them:

1. It's BIG.
   But if you start a project that will need more functionality in the
   future, such as SOAP and other things, it's safer to start with a
   library that covers EVERYTHING. So most people don't think about the
   size of libxml2 as a problem.
2. It doesn't obey the strict specs of DOM (IIRC).
   But I think that there is a layer over it that implements the spec.
   However, I guess that using layers slows the performance.
   (in any case, Expat doesn't implement DOM at all, since it's SAX. Or
   more correctly - SAX-like).

I recommend to look at http://xmlbench.sourceforge.net/
A great resource about the various XML libraries alternatives.

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Eli Marmor
marmor@netmask.it
CTO, Founder
Netmask (El-Mar) Internet Technologies Ltd.
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