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From Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <>
Subject Re: XMLvL, apache, apr, mod_virgule origins: advice needed [LONG]
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2001 15:24:54 GMT
On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 11:19:18AM +0200, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 02:14:58AM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> > APRUTIL also locates Expat on the system for you, or builds its bundled copy
> > of Expat. You could drop your libxml2 dependency. Even better, there has
> > been a call for a SAX-like API in APRUTIL, backed by Expat, libxml, or
> > Xerces. If you're motivated, you could implement that API for APRUTIL :-)
>   Actually I doubt mod_virgule would stick at the SAX level. I didn't
> looked at the code but from the exchanges I had with Raph Levien when
> he developped it, I'm pretty sure it uses the DOM tree build of libxml2.

DOM tree, libxml 1.8.x.

the version on - xvl [a stand-alone
executable] - makes heavy usage of the SAX interface in 2.x.

i even use one of the _internal_ SAX functions, and i'm praying you
don't delete it from the library!

>   Now whether switching to Xerces makes sense or not is a question I'm
> probably too biased to answer. The irony is that I started libxml in
> 99 when trying to build a small WebDAV implementation for Apache.

funny, neh :)

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