ANNOUNCE: New MSXML Java Parser Available

Chris Lovett clovett at
Mon Nov 3 01:21:42 GMT 1997

See for details.

I would like to thank all those people who sent bug reports and
suggestions.  This is a newer version of the parser than the one
included in IE 4.0.  A lot went into this version including:

*	Case sensitivity 
*	Conditional sections in the DTD (INCLUDE and IGNORE keywords) 
*	Full support for NAMESPACES (see
*	Support for the ENCODING attribute on the XML tag 
*	Support for the XML-SPACE attribute in regular XML and in the
*	Support for the RMD attribute on the XML tag 
*	Support for W3C DOM ignorable whitespace nodes.
*	Support for processing of external text entities.
*	Optimization on Windows that makes parsing 4 times faster.

Other non-spec experimental things that were added:
*	New Document save options for COMPACT and PRETTY save formats
(the default save option uses the ignorable whitespace nodes to save in
exactly the same format as the original document).
*	Support for floating ampersands, e.g., "This & that" 
*	Support for empty end tags, e.g., <Foo>bar</> 
*	New helper classes like ElementCollection, TreeEnumeration, etc.

For a detailed description of changes see

Enjoy !!

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