AEXML VS HTMLKit

Compare AEXML vs HTMLKit and see what are their differences.

AEXML

Swift minion for simple and lightweight XML parsing (by tadija)
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AEXML HTMLKit
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938 220
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2.1 3.4
4 months ago 9 months ago
Swift HTML
MIT License MIT License
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AEXML

Posts with mentions or reviews of AEXML. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-09.
  • Lessons learned from migrating a native iOS app to Flutter
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jan 2022
    In the article, he mentions the need for a DOM parser dependency for his app, as Swift “does not have one.”

    > AEXML was needed to parse some XHTML files as the native iOS SDK does not provide a DOM parser.

    I have used Foundation XML parsers[0] for many years, but they are general-purpose; not specifically modeled on DOM or HTML, which probably limits usefulness on some Web content.

    That said, if he has control of the content (don’t know the app, so I am not sure), then there should be no reason that they couldn’t render it in XHTML, so the Foundation parser could be used reliably. In the article, he mentions that the content is XHTML. I have to assume that AEXML[1] is easier to use than the built-in parser. It uses Foundation parsing (it actually seems to be a lightweight wrapper for the built-in parser(, under the hood (and seems to be a well-written dependency).

    So, it could be posited that he would only need one dependency for his native version, if he wanted to handle the XHTML parsing, himself.

    [0] https://developer.apple.com/documentation/foundation/archive...

    [1] https://github.com/tadija/AEXML

HTMLKit

Posts with mentions or reviews of HTMLKit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning HTMLKit yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing AEXML and HTMLKit you can also consider the following projects:

Fuzi - A fast & lightweight XML & HTML parser in Swift with XPath & CSS support

SWXMLHash - Simple XML parsing in Swift

XMLCoder - Easy XML parsing using Codable protocols in Swift

SwiftyXML - The most swifty way to deal with XML data in swift 5.

Kanna - Kanna(鉋) is an XML/HTML parser for Swift.

XMLParser - A lightweight XMLParser for assembling and parsing XML values written for iOS 8+ in Swift 2.

XMLMapper - A simple way to map XML to Objects written in Swift

AlamofireXmlToObjects - Fetch a XML feed and parse it into objects

linkedom - A triple-linked lists based DOM implementation.

XMLText - Generate styled SwiftUI Text from strings with XML tags.

CheatyXML - CheatyXML is a Swift framework designed to manage XML easily

SwiftyXMLParer - Simple XML Parser implemented in Swift