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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-26 20:39:37

> Before we reinvent the XML parser wheel perhaps we should look at
> the C++ version of Xerces:

I have a lot of respect for the Apache tools, but I would still like to see
boosters look at building XML parsing tools. XML is being used extensively on
many projects. The main problem with xerces-c implementation is that it is a
JAVA implementation remapped to C++. To maximize portability they avoid
'difficult' C++ features like templates. Needless to say things get ugly fast
with all sorts of nasty casting and character conversions. In fact, I would be
all for XML parsing tools that don't follow SAX or DOM interfaces at all, but
just provide a library that uses the C++ standard library or extensions thereof.


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