Lately? I've been working on the second version of Pas, a Perl application server work-alike. We've used an older generation of this architecture for a large ecommerce site where I work, and had alot of success with it.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!