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Subject: Re: [boost] [GSoC] Boost.XML
From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-28 15:25:08

On 03/28/2010 05:26 AM, Ilie Halip wrote:
> Well, I've looked over a few projects, but I haven't been able to find a
> candidate better than Xerxes. I made a list of desired features (such as
> validation, error reporting, ability to parse XML chunks from strings,
> availability of a Dom-like interface) and just browsed documentation, looked
> at examples, reading through header files... Specifically, I looked at
> TinyXml, expat, ezXml, mini-xml, Parsifal, and 2-3 others I can't remember.

For avoidance of doubt: we are talking about a backend other than the
existing libxml2, right ? I.e., the goal is not to replace libxml2, but
to complement it (so users can choose).

> Aside from a multitude of features which others lack, Xerxes also prides
> itself with conformance with a number of W3C standards and recommendations.
> So I guess this is the way to go. I downloaded the 3.1.0 version, and
> already started looking through the samples.


> Also, I had 2 other questions.
> 1. Except the student-mentor discussions, reports, code reviews... is there
> anything else expected from me? I know other organizations require students
> to maintain wiki pages about their progress, or blog about it.

I'm not aware of an official requirement to have a blog or similar.

> 2. Is it a problem if I also apply for another project of another
> organization? Because I will be competing with other students, and I might
> not succeed.

Right. I think it is fine to apply to multiple applications, as long as
you keep all prospective mentors / mentoring orgs aware of this, so they
can plan accordingly.


       ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...

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