On 14-05-2004 at 18:14:21 Tod Harter <tharter@...
>I have to say it would REALLY make things nicer if we could use
>XML::LibXML (in particular) as a parsing engine, its something on the
>order of 50 to 100 times faster, and the API is definitely quite a lot
>more standards-compliant and featureful. I'm wondering how hard it would
>be to abstract out an interface to allow SOAP::Lite internals to handle
>different parsers. Probably not easy, but on the last project I
>completed using SOAP::Lite parsing consumes on the order of 60% of all
>CPU cycles, eek!
I think that there may be (at least) two areas to look at
Firstly, using, say, SAX2 callbacks would allow any SAX2 parser to be used. This I would guess is straightforward based on Paul's comment to my previous posting.
Secondly, building a result tree that can be accessed using full XPath notation, rather than or as well as the current SOM approach. This looks to be a bit more difficult.