parsers for Palm?

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at
Mon Jun 28 17:36:21 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Simon St.Laurent [SMTP:simonstl at]
> Has anyone done any work on XML using the Palm?  Before Palm OS 3.0, it
> seems like a lot of issues (like support for file streams, period) would
> have limited any XML work to conduit programming (on the desktop side.)
> I think an Aelfred-like approach, which accepts XML but sacrifices 100%
> checking for performance and size, would probably be most appropriate.
> (With only 2MB of memory total, I think we'll be working with event-based
> parsing only.)  Even Expat seems a bit large for this kind of work.
> Anyway, before I started trying to build some XML tools for Palm, I
> thought
> I'd see if any of the rest of you have tried it yet.  I'm pondering using
> the KJava Virtual Machine that came with the Palm (in alpha, of course),
> but might revert to C if it seems absolutely necessary.
	I would have thought that the "lite" building of expat would suffice
(the one that sacrifices size for speed) - but I don't have a full palm dev
kit built yet (I'm a bit scared to hack palm code for my own machine, when
it's now become vital to my life!) - so I haven't personally tried it. What
I'd be most interested in is XML for conduits, so you'd need an XML building
module (trivial to do) as well as something for parsing for bidirectional
communication. Let me know how you get on - and if there's anything I can do
to help (I've not yet hacked expat, so don't expect any deep knowledge from
me <g>).


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