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   Re: Problems parsing XML

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  • From: Chris Maden <crism@ora.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 12:00:41 -0400

[Robert Stober]
> I've been working on a java xml browser application. I got the base
> code from the book "XML Complete" by Steven Holzner. Some of the
> code shown below comes directly from that book, then I show my
> modifications.

Is there a reason you need to write your own parser?  There are at
least five publicly available (James Clark, Microstar, DataChannel,
Tim Bray, Microsoft).

One fundamental flaw in _XML Complete_ is Holzner's apparent belief
that you must write Java code in order to do anything useful with

If you *want* to write a parser as an interesting excerise, great;
have fun.  But I just wanted to make sure you were aware that you
absolutely don't need to.

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