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   RE: Advice on XML editor development

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: Bill la Forge <b.laforge@opengroup.org>,<xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:09:28 -0700

At 10:11 AM 4/27/98 -0400, Bill la Forge wrote:
>I'm looking for a parser I can adopt to my needs or code I can crib. Specifically, a non-validating Java parser. (Speed is primary here, and 
>validation is done by the generated marshalling code anyway.) But a real
>complicating factor is that I need to be able to parse the XML, modify the
>parse tree, and then recreate XML for output. To date I've ignored entities,
>as they could really complicate this process.

Several of the Java parsers either build a tree directly or make it
easy to do so.  Given a tree, the amount of code necessary to 
construct an XML output instance is like 25 lines, on a bad day.

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