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From Joachim Zobel <>
Subject Re (somewhat late): Ideas for content-aware filter modules for 2.4
Date Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:03:15 GMT
Am Donnerstag, den 26.03.2009, 23:18 +0000 schrieb Nick Kew:
> 2.  Generic XML support.


> Joachim Zobel's mod_xml2 abstracts this further by
> defining SAX event buckets (e.g. startElement bucket)
> and passing them down the filter chain.  We could build
> on the same approach to pass DOM or similar nodes as
> buckets for applications like XSLT.
> If we use expat for this, we avoid introducing any new
> dependencies.

If you want to add useful XML support, you'll pretty soon need DOM. For
this reason mod_xml2 is using libxml2. The sax buckets generated with
the help of libxml2 can much easier be used for DOM processing with

So for nontrivial XML support you IMHO will have to add a new


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