XML Viewer for displaying XML inside a Java Applicati

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Wed Mar 18 21:13:33 GMT 1998

>      I've been contemplating developing a XML browser (so to speak) for VB.
>       I would hope that it is as easy to to in Java.  Frankly, it's just a
>      lot of rule based parsing.

Creating an XML browser has two halves: parsing and displaying. Parsing
is "just a lot of rule based parsing", but the rules are a little more
tricky than in your average programming language. Displaying is easy if
you just use a tree control, but if you want a view that is more like a
"real document" view then you have to do a lot more work. After all, XML
documents do not typically carry style information within them so you
must get that from some other format (the stylesheet). Implementing a
good stylesheet language efficiently is non-trivial.

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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