simple XML for C++ application data-file I/O

Thomas B. Passin tpassin at
Mon Dec 6 13:09:39 GMT 1999

Original :
From: Paul Miller <stele at>
> ...
> I should have been more clear. I just want to use XML for simple
> non-web-bound application data files (document files). I need a
> non-validating parser that I can use to efficiently parse my application
> data, without all the complexity (and overhead) of something like DOM,
> but not as general-purpose as expat.
> ...
I had a task to convert simple spreadsheet data - each row was complete in
itself - to xml.  I saved the spreadsheet as a tab-delimited file, converted
it to XML using awk, and did the simple processing I needed to do using
regular expressions in Python. It was quick and easy.

Tom Passin

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