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   Delphi XML parser (Was: Re: It's time for practical XML!)

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  • From: Jarle Stabell <jarle.stabell@dokpro.uio.no>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 17:53:38 +0200

Simon St.Laurent wrote: 
>>At 06:46 PM 10/4/98 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
>>>"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
>>>> While it might not make sense to create the COM object, it might make a
>>>> of sense to build supporting structures for VB, Delphi, PowerBuilder, and
>>>> whatever other tool you like to work with.  
>>>Wouldn't VB, Delphi, PowerBuilder etc. users use Microsoft's COM object
>>>parser? People do not, as an analogy, buy ".ini parsing libraries" for
>>>these platforms. They use thin layers over the Microsoft-provided APIs.

At least Delphi programmers much prefer native Delphi code.
One of the main reasons for this is that it enables them to build all the
code into a single executable, meaning less installation work/problems with

(Also, some potential customers are not happy about having to install the
latest version of some specific big browser in order to run your program.)

>>That just depends on how deep the tools MS provides are.  If it's just a
>>parser, they'll need more.  If it's a parser + XSL + XLink, etc, well,
>>maybe they'll call it IE 6!  Just depends.
>Speaking of all this, from Cafe Con Leche (http://sunsite.unc.edu/xml):
>>ICOM Datenverarbeitungs GmbH has released the first XML parser for Borland
>>Delphi. The parser is free. Source code is available for a price. 

There is another Delphi XML parser in beta at:

Jarle Stabell

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