AEXML VS SWXMLHash

Compare AEXML vs SWXMLHash and see what are their differences.

AEXML

Swift minion for simple and lightweight XML parsing (by tadija)

SWXMLHash

Simple XML parsing in Swift (by drmohundro)
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AEXML SWXMLHash
1 0
938 1,265
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2.1 3.8
4 months ago 15 days ago
Swift Swift
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

SWXMLHash

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

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

What are some alternatives?

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

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

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

XMLCoder - Easy XML parsing using Codable protocols in Swift

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

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

HTMLKit - An Objective-C framework for your everyday HTML needs.

AlamofireXmlToObjects - Fetch a XML feed and parse it into objects