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  • I think it might have something to do with the fact that Clark Cooper has all but disappeared from the face of the planet Earth (a la Enno Derksen of XML::Checker fame). The same issue was raised on the perl-xml mailing list recently. Some guy called Matt Sergeant (whoever he is - grin) made an offer to maintain it.

    I think many of the perl-xml hackers have their attention focused on more "sexy" modules (XML::SAX* or XML::LibXML etc) and XML::Parser has been somewhat forgotten about.
    • Wow, synchronicity! XML-Parser [] 2.31 was released earlier today!
      • Yup, all of the above is correct, and also XML::Parser is not all that important, it's on the deprecation slope. As soon as the XS version of XML::SAX::Expat is finished, it'll clearly belong to another age of XML programming. If you write anything now, I'd strongly advise against using XML::Parser directly.


        -- Robin Berjon []

        • Well, if a neophyte were looking in CPAN for an XML parser, he would pick something called "XML::Parser" anyday, over something with the indecypherable name "XML::Sax::Expat". And if he looks at XML::Parser and sees something that doesn't really work, or is just a heap of cruft, that makes all of Perldom look bad.