vendor support for various parsers

Mark.Papiani at Mark.Papiani at
Wed Oct 27 13:55:17 BST 1999

As far as I am aware, all the parsers from Oracle, IBM, SUN are 
provided "as is" with no support. They are all part of developer 
programmes, alphaworks, early adopter programmes etc.

IBM and SUN parsers are freely distributable in binary form as part of 
other products, subject to certain caveats. The standard license with 
Oracle's parsers prohibits commercial or production use - single 
developer use only.

I tried to get some Y2K compliance statements from the vendors at one 
stage - IBM responded as follows: 

"The only official Y2K-certified version of the XML parser available 
through the
IBM Websphere at this time  is  for XML4J".

So you *might* get support for IBM's Java parser if it is purchased as 
part of Websphere (I don't think this applies to the XML4C C++ parser 

Mark Papiani
Development Environment Engineer
Warburg Dillon Read
1 Finsburry Avenue

Email: mark.papiani at
Tel: +44 0171 568 81434

-----Original Message-----
From: abisheks 
Sent: 27 October 1999 12:01
To: xml-dev
Subject: FW: vendor support for various parsers

Hi ,

Is it possible to purchase a support agreement on various XML parsers 
available in the market ?

We plan to use IBM's XML4C parser on HP UX. Does IBM give customer 
support for it ?
What about Oracle and SUN. Also what will be the cost.

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