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Parsing XML with REXML using Expat

By Peter Cooper / July 31, 2006

Expat is the recognized big daddy of XML parsing. It's a stream-based XML parser written in C and, as a library, is used for XML parsing functions by many languages. Rubyists have tended towards REXML, however, a more flexible (though infinitely slower) parser. Sam Ruby, however, has come up with some techniques to get Ruby's REXML working with Expat.

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