MSXML is tied to Windows
donpark at quake.net
Fri Nov 14 19:18:56 GMT 1997
Windows dependency of MSXML is minimal. All you have to do is following:
1. remove com.ms.xml.dso package.
Delete the class files from the jar and/or comment it out of the makefile.
DSO is accessed by some of the samples but none of the other MSXML packages.
2. remove dependency on com.ms.xml.xmlstream package.
Latest version of MSXML includes an alternate XMLInputStream class located
inside the 'make' directory. Replace com.ms.xml.util.XMLInputStream with
the alternate version to remove dependency on com.ms.xml.xmlstream package.
WIth above two changes, you will end up with a pure-Java version of MSXML.
MSXML is the most complete XML parser available right now and you get the
source code on top of it. I would be smiling by now if I were you :-)
From: Joe Lapp <jlapp at acm.org>
To: xml-dev at ic.ac.uk <xml-dev at ic.ac.uk>
Date: Friday, November 14, 1997 11:02 AM
Subject: MSXML is tied to Windows
>I've been looking at Microsoft's MSXML. Although it is written
>in Java, it is tied to the Windows platform. Instead of using
>Java's URL facilities in java.net.*, it provides an ActiveX
>control to do the job. Class com.ms.xml.util.XMLInputStream
>relies on COM interface IXMLStream, which MSXML provides as a
>DLL written in C++ (see com\ms\xml\XMLStream\XMLURLStream).
>I'm looking for a 100% pure Java XML parser that is being
>actively maintained. I've got a few projects up my sleeve,
>and I want to be sure that the code I write is cross-platform.
>If I write to MSXML, I tie myself into Microsoft's API. Given
>that the only implementation of that API works only on Windows,
>to write to MSXML would be to tie my Java tool to Windows.
>It seems that Microsoft has the most complete implementation
>of an XML parser, so Microsoft is doing a very good job of
>trying to get me to write Java that works only on Windows.
>Joe Lapp (Java Apps Developer/Consultant)
>Unite for Java! - http://www.javalobby.org
>jlapp at acm.org
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