[Israel.pm] XML processors used in web applications and web servers

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Thu Nov 1 15:15:05 PDT 2007


On Thursday 01 November 2007, Gaal Yahas wrote:
> There are a few choices for Perl. I'd say stay away from XML::Simple
> for massive stuff (it may be just fine if your config file happens to
> be in XML). XML::LibXML is a production grade binding to the excellent
> (and fast) libxml2 c library: it's featureful and reliable. The only
> downside is that it may be a little tricky to install on some systems.
>
> XML::Twig is decent. It's kinda weird to use, and the docs may be out
> of date. IIRC Audrey recommends to read the tutorial on xmltwig.org
> first. The same Audrey wrote the delightful and crazy XML::All, which
> you totally should not use for production but which is really great to
> contemplate.
>
> I haven't done XML in Perl for a year now so there may be newer stuff.
>

Well, from hanging on IRC, it seems that XML::LibXML is still the recommended 
module, and that's what I'm also using. Some people use XML::Simple, but I 
dislike it.

There are many modules on CPAN that are still based on XML::Parser.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

> On 11/1/07, Yona Shlomo <yona at cs.technion.ac.il> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm interested to learn what XML processors are widely used
> > for web applications.
> >
> > For example, I understand that Xerces is used by Apache but
> > I cannot say which version of Xerces (the C++ one? the Java
> > one? the Java2 one?) is the one widely used -- or that is
> > deployed as default.
> >
> > What is the default XML processor for
> > PHP/Python/Perl/Rubi/Java....?
> >
> > Can you share from your experience what are the used XML
> > processors and on what combinations of
> > language/database/web-server?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > --
> > Shlomo Yona
> > yona at cs.technion.ac.il
> > http://yeda.cs.technion.ac.il/~yona/
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