[webkit-dev] Is the New XMLParser dead?

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Mon Aug 27 14:45:17 PDT 2012

Checking back in:

Curious if this effort is still underway.  Adam and I would like to
delete the New XML Parser if it's not needed in order to simplify the
HTML 5 Parser again. :)

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2012, at 1:29 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:
>> It seems the "New XML Parser" hasn't been touched in about 8 months:
>> http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/Source/WebCore/xml/parser
>> Are there any plans to continue work on such, or can it be removed?
>> The refactoring which was done to support it seems to mostly just
>> confuse the HTML 5 Parser code... :(
>> (I went looking for how something was implemented in the HTML5
>> parser... and it took me a long time to find it this afternoon).
> Yes, we plan to get more active on this effort again within a few months.
> Note that some of the refactoring was able to benefit the WebVTT parser, so we need some generic parser abstractions in any case.
> Regards,
> Maciej

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