Dear Charles, On XML-DEV you wrote: > Naturally, we're working on an XML parser. We've started writing one from > scratch, but I was wondering if there's something out there that we can use > as a good starting point for our commercial, cross-platform product? If others haven't already told you, don't bother reinventing the wheel. There are already literally dozens of XML parsers now available for a variety of languages and platforms. Do you require a validating or non-validating parser? As far as cross-platform parsers go, there are the many Java-based parsers. I have written a couple of parsers for the Tcl scripting language (itself a cross-platform environment) which many different people are using in many ways. Firstly, there's TclExpat - a wrapper for James Clark's expat XML parser. Also there's TclXML, a XML parser written entirely in Tcl - slow, but some people seem to like it %-} Both of these are Open Source and may be (and are) used in commercial apps. Hope that helps, Steve Ball -- Steve Ball | Swish XML Editor | Training & Seminars Zveno Pty Ltd | Web Tcl Complete | XML XSL http://www.zveno.com/ | TclXML TclDOM | Tcl, Web Development Steve.Ball@z... +-----------------------+--------------------- Ph. +61 2 6242 4099 | Mobile (0413) 594 462 | Fax +61 2 6242 4099 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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions and unsubscriptions are now ***CLOSED*** in preparation for list transfer to OASIS.
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