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From: Marshall Clow (marshall_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-24 23:42:10

At 12:33 PM +1000 9/25/01, Fisher; Damien Kaine wrote:
>On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Daryle Walker wrote:
>> on 9/24/01 7:29 PM, Jens Maurer at Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden] wrote:
>> > Damien Fisher wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Well...why isn't there an XML parser in boost?
>> >
>> > Because nobody has written one and offered it for inclusion
>> > into boost. Feel free to do so.
>> I was just thinking about this right before reading this message. I heard
>> that XML was supposed to be designed so a CS student could write a parser
>> within a week. (I guess this means just enough to check for well-formed
>> files, and not validation nor all the whiz-bang stuff like XSL, XPath,
>> Schema, XQuery, etc.)
>> Let me think about this a little more....
>I disagree.
>Parsing a simple XML document is easy, and your right, a CS student could
>do it.
>But, as with all W3C specs, doing the whole thing is a little bit
>messier. Maybe a 3rd year CS student's level :).
>The main problem is not that the coding is difficult - it is not. But I
>have never come across an XML parser whose interface I was really happy
>with. They are all a little messy.
>The other thing is the "extra" stuff production XML parsers really have to
>include - XSLT transforms, etc. And these have to be pretty high
>I have done a lot of work with this stuff and I would be quite interested
>in contributing to this if it goes ahead.

I would be interested as well.

Let's start with a description of the interface that people would like to see.
Let's nail that down first.

P.S. After saying that, I have to point out that I will be unavailable from
now until next Monday. ;-) I'll be happy to participate then.

-- Marshall
Marshall Clow     Idio Software   <mailto:marshall_at_[hidden]>
Hey! Who messed with my anti-paranoia shot?

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