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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-25 13:15:05

on 9/25/01 12:51 PM, Bill Kempf at williamkempf_at_[hidden] wrote:

> --- In boost_at_y..., Daryle Walker <darylew_at_m...> wrote:
>> on 9/24/01 7:29 PM, Jens Maurer at Jens.Maurer_at_g... 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....
> The real issue is with supporting Unicode, which C++ doesn't do so
> nicely yet. I'd love to see Boost address this one before they
> address XML, though I think both are needed.

I realized the Unicode problem this morning. I'll come up with a prototype
Unicode solution to put up in the vault. (It shouldn't go into any XML
sub-library since it would be needed for other things, like C++ parsing.)

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT mac DOT com

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