perl status update

Mark Ellis mark.uzumati at
Thu Dec 20 15:03:32 PST 2001

On 2001.12.20 12:10 Paul Campbell wrote:
> Mark Ellis <mark.uzumati at> wrote:
> > Therefore i'm giving _very_ serious thought about switching
> > from XML::Twig to LibXML.
> Again excuse my newbie'ness (to XML) but, what about Xerces?  It is the
> w3c's
> very own, I think.  It has both C++ and Perl APIs.  The perl modules
> apparently
> just gives you control over the C++ API from perl.  It was just my small
> hunt
> for XML APIs that lead me to it. I have been using xerces for Jxalan, to
> so
> XSLT transforms.  (Means you get XPath I believe, and DOM trees to play
> with)
> That would save a lot on if depths.  Again, though, my programming
> knowledge
> is weak in C[++].

Interestingm i'll take a look, thanks.

> Also.  Using LibXML, is a little naughty.  The site says, something like.
> ""Unless you are foreced to do so by an old application linking against
> LibXML
> you should NOT use it. Use LibXML2 instread.""

Sorry, my shorthand, i actually meant libxml2, it's what the perl bindings 
use. I don't know if there even is a perl binding for the first libxml, 
never looked.

> A side note about the V1->V2 XSLT.  Do you think there is much point in
> tracking done the few remaining problems?  I have converted all my
> profiles,
> and there are only one or two minor issues.  The most serious is the
> multiple
> configure/make/make install packages, but I think there are not very many
> of
> those and it's easy fixed by hand.  Ex: zlib.  I don't think there are
> any in
> the base system.

Probably not, can't be many left out there, can there ?

> I'm off to see about CVS.

Good luck :)

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