Java-based XML Parsers
Peter Murray-Rust writes: > The other *Java* parsers on Robin's list are: > > MSXML: > Version: ? > Date in distribution 19971204 (RobinC) > XML1.0-compliant No?? > SAX1.0pre-beta compliant No > SAX1.0beta compliant Megginsonian SAX wrapper(?) > DTD-related information ? > Validating No? > Pure Java ?? > [PMR: I tried to install this some time ago and couldn't, but didn't give > it lots of time. Clearly lots of people *can* run it. If it's trivial to > run under (a) java (b) in an applet and there is a SAX wrapper, I might > find the time to try it out.] I have managed to use 1.8 (I think) out of the box on my notebook, and have taken the SAX driver as far as I can. I don't know if it's "pure Java", but it certainly didn't break under Linux. There are several serious and well-known bugs in the current version of MSXML that make it unreliable for production use (such as bogus validation errors, the failure to report defaulted attribute values and badly broken entity management); however, since future versions of MSXML will probably ship with MSIE, MSXML has a very strong distribution channel and deserves attention. It might be be worthwhile to plan to support it when Microsoft has a chance to go back and finish development. > IBM: > Version: ? > Date in distribution 19980416 (RobinC) > XML1.0-compliant Yes? > SAX1.0pre-beta compliant ? > SAX1.0beta compliant ? > DTD-related information ? > Validating Yes > Pure Java ? > > [PMR: I have no experience of this and all the information above comes from > RobinC's page. If there are plans to make it SAX-compliant and it's easy to > install I'd be interested in having a look.] IBM's XML for Java shipped with a SAX driver for the January draft (thanks, guys), and they included SAX 1.0 compliance on the time line during their presentation at the XML Developers' Day in Seattle. You should probably watch this one closely. XML for Java does provide DTD information and even guided authoring (though I haven't tested those features), and again, it runs under Linux JDK 1.1.5. All the best, David -- David Megginson ak117@f... Microstar Software Ltd. dmeggins@m... http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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