[webkit-dev] Is the New XMLParser dead?

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Mar 15 13:58:53 PDT 2012

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.


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