Steve.Ball at zveno.com
Mon Jan 31 11:57:20 GMT 2000
On XML-DEV you wrote:
> Naturally, we're working on an XML parser. We've started writing one from
> scratch, but I was wondering if there's something out there that we can use
> as a good starting point for our commercial, cross-platform product?
If others haven't already told you, don't bother reinventing
the wheel. There are already literally dozens of XML parsers
now available for a variety of languages and platforms.
Do you require a validating or non-validating parser?
As far as cross-platform parsers go, there are the many Java-based
parsers. I have written a couple of parsers for the Tcl scripting
language (itself a cross-platform environment) which many different
people are using in many ways.
Firstly, there's TclExpat - a wrapper for James Clark's expat
XML parser. Also there's TclXML, a XML parser written entirely
in Tcl - slow, but some people seem to like it %-} Both of these
are Open Source and may be (and are) used in commercial apps.
Hope that helps,
Steve Ball | Swish XML Editor | Training & Seminars
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