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From: Fisher; Damien Kaine (dfisher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-25 18:38:31

On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, Peter Dimov wrote:

> From: "Daryle Walker" <darylew_at_[hidden]>
> > 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.)
> I feel obliged to say that I have a non-validating, extremely simple,
> XML/HTML parser (that handles reasonably ill-formed XML because it's
> intended to be used in the real HTML world.)
> The reason that I haven't submitted it yet is that it depends on my
> variant<> class. My variant<> class, in turn, depends on my impl_ptr<>
> class. So the XML parser is three submissions away. ;-)
> I can try to shuffle my priorities a bit if having a boost XML parser is
> critical. ;-)

it would be good to get a look at it if possible. although any standards
conformant XML parser must reject ill-formed XML, so that bit would have
to be changed a bit...:)

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