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

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Fri Nov 2 06:18:43 PDT 2007

On Thursday 01 November 2007, Yona Shlomo 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....?

Here's an excerpt from a conversation on Freenode's #python channel. I 
am "rindolf":

 <rindolf>  Hi all! I'm doing a survey for
            - what is the default XML processor for Python and where?
 <rindolf>  So can anyone tell me what XML parsers people use with
 <rindolf>  And what is the default one?
   <Yhg1s>  rindolf: there isn't a 'default' one, really. There are lots
            of parsers, people tend to use the one they come across
 <rindolf>  Yhg1s: I see.
  <Peaker>  Yhg1s: they should hope they don't come across sax first
   <Yhg1s>  they should just use ElementTree or xmltramp, of course :)
 <rindolf>  Yhg1s: thanks.

And here's one from #ruby-lang:

 <rindolf>  Hi all.
 <rindolf>  Can anyone answer this question -
            - "What is the default XML processor for Ruby?"
   <don-o>  rindolf: i believe rexml is the answer
 <rindolf>  don-o: ok.
 <rindolf>  don-o: is it based on libxml?
  <iSteve>  no, it's pure ruby
   <don-o>  rindolf: im not sure. i think not.
 <rindolf>  iSteve: ah.


	Shlomi Fish

> Can you share from your experience what are the used XML
> processors and on what combinations of
> language/database/web-server?
> Thanks.

Shlomi Fish      shlomif at iglu.org.il
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