ALFS Status: Past and future [was Re: new guy, newbie questions.]

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee highos at
Fri Jan 25 03:24:53 PST 2002


On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 02:31:11PM +0100, Neven Has wrote:
> But I don't see any big difference between libxml's SAX API and expat.
> It's the same event-based type of parsing. The reason I choose expat is
> its simplicity and speed - it does the job quite well.

And you problably wont, libxml2's SAX API was designed after expat's

But i never said i was using SAX :) I've been messing with libxml2's
internal DOM structure, it's way more easier to follow then SAX in terms
of reading the code, imho.

> Of course, if (or when) we start using all those nifty things you mention
> (XPath, XPointer, XInclude) I definitely won't waste my time by
> implementing them on top of expat. Although I would love too, if only I
> could "ulimit -mytime unlimited". :)

Hah, don't we all ;)

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee  ( highos at linuxfromscratch dot org )
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