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From: Damien Fisher (dfisher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-24 08:09:18

Well...why isn't there an XML parser in boost?


(only half joking, of course!)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jens Maurer" <Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 4:39 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] Regression results as XML?

> Daryle Walker wrote:
> > I think the regression tests currently result in a custom web page being
> > made. Maybe the regression tests should return precise XML instead so
> > can be analyzed by other applications. We would need something to
> > the current HTML version too, though.
> The problem is that parsing XML the easy way, i.e. employing some
> library such as Xerces (, requires third-party software.
> I feel that third-party software should not be mandatory in order to
> be able to use boost. That was also one of the reasons for replacing
> the Python-based regression test driver with a C++ one.
> It's certainly an option to output XML in addition to HTML, as long
> as boost tools never need to read it back in again. It would also
> be possible to generate HTML from XML by means of XSLT (a transformation
> tool/specification), but that of course also requires third-party
> software.
> Please submit a suitable DTD for review.
> Jens Maurer
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