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Re: [xml-dev] ten years later, time to repeat it?

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Len Bullard wrote:
>> That makes sense.
>> Does anyone have insight into how much XML parser development is going on
>> these days?
> A shocking amount, most of which I've seen founder on these very shoals. 
>  I've lost count of the number of "new and improved" parsers and APIs 
> that have gotten up to the internal DTD subset and quit. Check em out on 
> freshmeat some time.

I was one of those projects myself.  I still hear occasionally from 
other people trying to scale the mountain, so they're definitely out 
there trying.

I think the main driver for new parser development is that people still 
aren't content with the 'standard' APIs for getting information from the 
parser.  It's a hard problem to fix.

(And yes, DOCTYPE was where I stopped.  I have some similarly strange 
ideas for work in Ruby that I might _someday_ get to, but I'm guessing I 
won't do DOCTYPE there, particularly the internal subset, either.)

Simon St.Laurent
Retiring XML troublemaker

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