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From Damitha Kumarage <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] Some clarifications
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2005 06:32:16 GMT
Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:

>Hi all,
>Need a clarification, please forgive my irnorance of the XML/WS
>domain.  Please let me know if I am right or wrong in the following
>1. Axis2 users _either_ libxml2 OR guththila as the XML parser

>2. If libxml2 is selected, axis2 uses the one installed in the system,
>and axis2 tree has only the wrapper
The idea is axis2 should be able to dyanmically change the parser. So if 
new parser is introduced it should implement the axis2 parser api 
thorough a wrapper.  What libxml2 and guththila wrappers do is exactly 
this.  Yes what axis2 tree has is only the libxml2 wrapper. Axis2 tree 
also has the guththila wrapper. But it also has the guththila 
implemenation inside axis2 tree. This is because we participated in 
developing Guththila. We have plans to remove guththila impl from axis2 
tree shortly and develop it as a seperate project.

>3. If guththila is selected, axis2 tree has both wrapper and guththila
>library (impl)
Above explanation should answer this.

>4. Can someone enable both libxml2 and guththila?
At compile time some one can build both guththial and libxml2 wrappers 
or selectively build one, using configure options(or not build a one at 
all if he choose to do so for some reason)

But he can use only one  when running OM in a perticuler instance. But 
he should be able to dynamically change the
parser instance he use without recomiling his code.(In current tests you 
can change the parser by just renaming the
parser dll to


>        Anuradha

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