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   Re: DOM Implemetation in C?

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  • From: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@allette.com.au>
  • To: "XML Dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 00:32:09 +1100

>I've checked through everything at the w3c, as well as Robin Cover's
>list... does anyone know where I might find an implementation of the
>(any level will do) written in C?  If there isn't one, is anyone else

I was working on one, but we have put that project on hold. If you are
interested, I think I can send you a version of the .h file for DOM, but
not any of the implementation files unfortunately. (Our experimental DOM
was being optimised for read-only Chinese documents...in any case, we
had dropped our C requirement, and if it comes to life again we will
move to C++.)

There is a technical problem that CORBA IDL mappings do not (as far as I
can see) provide C mappings to let us know how to create objects, but it
seems that DOM (or, at least, DOM users) require object creation and
finalization. That being the case, DOM cannot have a completely portable
C interface.  (I would love to be wrong in this...any IDL->C gurus

Rick Jelliffe

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