std.xml and Adam D Ruppe's dom module
alvaroDotSegura at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 15:15:37 PST 2012
The current std.xml needs a replacement (I think it has already been
decided so), something with a familiar DOM API with facilities to
manipulate XML documents.
I needed to do a quick XML file transform and std.xml was of little use.
Then I found this Adam D. Ruppe's library:
It has getElementsByTagName(), getElementById(), firstChild, nodeValue,
innerText (read/write), toString, etc. Easy and performing. The XML
processing I needed to make took minutes with that!
I thus suggest, if licensing allows (?) and no better exists, to base a
newer std.xml module on that code as a starting point. Well, after
cleaning up and fixing anything necessary. For instance, that module was
designed for Web server programming and is targeted at HTML DOM mainly.
It has stuff to deal with CSS styles, HTML specific elements and their
special handling (table, a, form, audio, input, ...). A lot of that can
be left out in XML.
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