[webkit-dev] Is the New XMLParser dead?
mjs at apple.com
Mon Aug 27 15:06:06 PDT 2012
On Aug 27, 2012, at 2:45 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> 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. :)
We do tentatively plan to get back to it (the original implementor is currently working full-time at Apple on the WebKit team).
As far as simplifying the HTML5 parser - isn't most of the foundational work that touches the HTML5 parser also required for WebVTT, as mentioned by me in the email you quote below? Is there a big simplicity win to be had without breaking WebVTT? If so, we can think about whether removing the scaffolding and reconstructing it when needed is worthwhile.
> 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:
>>> 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.
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