It's time for practical XML!

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Mon Oct 5 16:57:57 BST 1998

At 10:58 PM 10/4/98 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>At 06:46 PM 10/4/98 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
>>"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
>>> While it might not make sense to create the COM object, it might make a
>>> of sense to build supporting structures for VB, Delphi, PowerBuilder, and
>>> whatever other tool you like to work with.  
>>Wouldn't VB, Delphi, PowerBuilder etc. users use Microsoft's COM object
>>parser? People do not, as an analogy, buy ".ini parsing libraries" for
>>these platforms. They use thin layers over the Microsoft-provided APIs.
>That just depends on how deep the tools MS provides are.  If it's just a
>parser, they'll need more.  If it's a parser + XSL + XLink, etc, well,
>maybe they'll call it IE 6!  Just depends.

Speaking of all this, from Cafe Con Leche (

>ICOM Datenverarbeitungs GmbH has released the first XML parser for Borland
>Delphi. The parser is free. Source code is available for a price. 

Simon St.Laurent
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