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Subject: Re: [boost] [property_tree] parsing XML
From: Sebastian Redl (sebastian.redl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-14 05:50:44

On 14.07.2011 11:41, Andrzej Krzemienski wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently discovered that Boost already provides a tool for XML parsing and
> generation. While it has been there for a long while, I failed to recognize
> it because it has not been sufficiently advertised and described.
> Boost.PropertyTree does allow reading and writing of XML files. It does not
> perform schema validation and is not 100% W3C compliant due to the way of
> handling white space, but it is sufficient for most of the uses. It has a
> great framework for customizing user defined types that is not documented. I
> tried to provide a guide on parsing XML on my blog:
> But I really believe this guide belongs to the documentation of
> Boost.PropertyTree. I would be happy to add it there, but I am not familiar
> with Boost process. Should I just contact the maintainer and discuss the
> addition?
You just did :-)

Don't have much time at the moment, but I'll read your post as soon as
possible and let you know what I think of it.
Strange, I always thought of the XML parser of PTree as a small utility
component, but it seems to be the main reason people use the library.


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