[webkit-dev] Re: [webkit-changes] [24723] trunk/WebCore

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sat Jul 28 23:47:50 PDT 2007

On Jul 28, 2007, at 3:52 AM, Lars Knoll wrote:

> On Saturday 28 July 2007 00:26:19 Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Jul 27, 2007, at 11:36 AM, Lars Knoll wrote:

>> Other organizations have requested the ability to use other XML
>> parsers as well, such as expat. Seems like in the long run we want a
>> different approach than just ifdefs in the XMLTokenizer.cpp file. It
>> seems like the best would be some abstraction layer on top of the
>> parser library, but if that is difficult then your option #2 sounds
>> like a docent long-run approach. I would have expected just about
>> every XML parsing library to have a SAX-like API, which shouldn't be
>> too hard to abstract, but perhaps QXml works differently.
> I guess that assumption doesn't hold. QXmlStream is a streaming  
> parser with an
> API that is very different from SAX. It IMO a whole lot simpler to  
> use than a
> SAX like API and is inspired from similar APIs in the Java world. If  
> you're
> interested, have a look at http://doc.trolltech.com/4.3/qxmlstreamreader.html

I'm told libxml has a StreamReader-style API now as well, so if that's  
the better alternative, we could design the XML code around that style  
of API (though probably not right at the moment).


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