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   How to access the DTD?

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  • From: "Robert C. Lyons" <boblyons@unidex.com>
  • To: "xml-dev@ic.ac.uk" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 14:47:22 -0400

I'm writing a Visual Basic application that needs to access all the 
information in a user-specified DTD.

I'm looking for a validating XML parser that can be invoked via COM
and that provides access to the DTD. Any ideas?

It would be great if the Microsoft XML Parser provided access to the DTD, 
but it does not.

I know there are some validating XML parsers that are written in Java and
that provide access to the DTD. My VB app could access one of these
parsers via COM. However, not all of my users will have a Java Virtual Machine
on their PCs.

My VB app could invoke James Clark's SP parser (written in C++) via COM. 
However, I suspect that this would be difficult for me to do, since I don't know C++.
I am familiar with C.



Bob Lyons
EC Consultant
Unidex Inc.

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