[Pipet Devel] apache xml parser

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Thu Jun 1 21:10:36 EDT 2000

> It looks like Apache is going to have one heck of an XML parser.  

Yeah, all the nitty gritty info is at xml.apache.org. Xerces, the XML 
parser, is really nice since it is fully validating and everything. 
Right now I just started using xmlproc, which is also fully 
validating. It's written in pure python tho, so it is probably a bit 
slower. However, the number of bugs I've already caught is so 
incredible that I'm going to stick with validation (now that I finally 
learned how to write DTDs :-).

> Too bad it's not GPL. 

The license is copyright only, I think 
(http://xml.apache.org/dist/LICENSE.txt), so it is even better. 

> We may still be able to use it though.

Well, no python bindings :-<. Writing python bindings for an XML 
parser and making it fit into the existing python XML framework is not 
an easy task, unfortunately. The easiest way to use it would be if I 
started working in jpython, then I could use the java version of the 


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