Announcement: AElfred, version 1.1

David Megginson ak117 at
Mon Mar 9 15:55:27 GMT 1998

Microstar Software Ltd. has just released version 1.1 of its free
Java-based XML parser, AElfred.  You can download AElfred from the
following URL:

AElfred is a very small, very fast XML parser optimised for use with
applets, where Java 1.0.2 compatibility and download time are major
requirements.  AElfred is forgiving with some errors, but otherwise
supports the entire feature set of the XML 1.0 recommendation
including Unicode, defaulted attribute values, external DTD subsets,
external entities, and flagging of ignorable whitespace.  The
distribution also contains a native SAX (Simple API for XML) driver so
that you can interchange AElfred with other SAX-supported parsers
without rewriting your code.

Version 1.1 introduces a smaller, cleaner interface, together with
some important new functionality:

- the ability to read an XML document from an input stream as well as
  a URI
- a new, optional SAX driver
- a new, optional base class for deriving event handlers
- a new, optional exception class for reporting parsing errors
- use of the HTTP content-encoding parameter, if available
- better position-reporting for errors

For more detailed information on AElfred 1.1 changes, see

All the best,

David Megginson, 
Senior Architect, 
Microstar Software Ltd.

David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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