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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: Can we replace expat-lite?
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2000 11:49:24 GMT
If it ain't broke...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>
To: <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: Can we replace expat-lite?


> On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, Pier P. Fumagalli wrote:
> > Greg Stein wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 17 Apr 2000 rbb@covalent.net wrote:
> > > > In 2.0, we are still using expat-lite for our XML parser.  Can and
should
> > > > we replace this with one of the Apache projects?
> > > >
> > > > Waiting for the flames.  :-)
> > >
> > > I don't believe any of the xml.apache.org parsers are C-based. IMO,
that
> > > is a pre-requisite.
> >
> > There's a C/C++ parser version of the XML parser... xerces-c... seems
> > also to work pretty well :) :) :)
>
> Isn't that XML4C from IBM? If so, then its core is C++. That stuff is
> going to be a bit difficult to integrate into Apache. We have enough
> problems with C compilers, let alone C++ compilers :-)
>
> [ I quickly looked at XML4C last year. BIG. REALLY big. if xerces is
>   something else... well, then it deserves a review. but it should be
>   *plain* C code. ]
>
> IMO, it would be "nice" to allow arbitrary parsers, but I don't see a big
> need for it. It would be a bit easier to drop in arbitrary parsers if we
> had a small layer over the top of the parser (e.g. dav_xmlparse.c) that
> Apache code could use.
>
> I think the point here is: what is broken? what is the advantage of
> switching? for ASF political correctness? :-)
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
>
>


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