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From Greg Stein <>
Subject XML within Apache (was Re: [Fwd: [dav-announce] Release: mod_dav 0.9.6-1.3.4])
Date Sun, 31 Jan 1999 19:19:40 GMT
Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > [snip]
> > Maybe Daniel Veillard's libxml (gnome-xml) would do. It is licensed
> > under LGPL and W3C's license (whatever it is called, seems to be
> > BSDish).

It appears to only be licensed under the W3C "IPR" license. The IPR is
much better than LPGL (for Apache's sake).

> > gnome-xml is in GNOME CVS and libxml CVS snapshots are available at
> >
> >
> > Currently used in several GNOME applications.
>   Note that I don't claim it have the robustness of expat nor the
> wide recognition of the author :-)
> But it should be able to parse DAV without problem, I originally wrote
> it *precisely* to check the DAV example in version 5 or 6 of the draft.

hehe. cool.

It would be preferable to have a SAX interface from the parser, because
mod_dav uses its own tree structure. Without that, some serious munging
would need to occur to get mod_dav to work with gnome-xml.

On the other hand, other modules may prefer to receive a DOM-like
structure from the parser (it can certainly simplify a lot of things).
Those modules could use gnome-dom on top of gnome-xml?

btw, I saw a reference to gnome-xml in the current Linux Journal issue,
in the article about GNOME. Kind of funny because it was just last night
that I read it, and I had intended to look up gnome-xml for just this
reason (as a potential expat alternative).


p.s. I stripped Expat down to 19 files and no subdirectories, which
builds libexpat.a. Now to incorporate the thing into the Apache build

Greg Stein,

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