xml parser

Ronald Bourret rbourret at ito.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Nov 4 11:14:03 GMT 1998

Phani Adabala wrote:

> 1.To develop a search engine for xml documents, can we use the xml parser 
> already developed by microsoft and others or do we need to build our own 
> parser?

You definitely don't need to write your own parser -- there are plenty available, including Microsoft's.  See, for example:


It would also be a good idea to write your software in a parser-independent way, using SAX (http://www.megginson.com/SAX/) or DOM (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-DOM-Level-1/).  The former is an event-driven interface, the latter is a tree interface.

-- Ron Bourret

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