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

Paul Miller stele at
Mon Dec 6 14:11:43 GMT 1999

> We tried to keep SAX 1.0 as simple as possible -- how would you
> simplify the following further?
>     public void startElement (String name, AttributeList atts)
>     {
>       // do something!!
>     }

Here is where I have the problem. This leaves an awful lot up to the
application, still, including handling the proper nesting. I would like
to make the actual parsing of elements more "automatic", so when a
certain element is hit, it calls a function with my object pointer where
I can pick up the parsing from there, then drop back out to the
enclosing XML scope and keep going.

Perhaps what I want to do should be built on SAX instead of expat,

Paul Miller - stele at

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