call for a lightweight xml parser

James Hague <>
Tue Oct 18 16:56:36 CEST 2005


Ulf Wiger wrote:

>Perhaps xmerl could include an 'xmerl_lite' parser that handles
>the type of XML that you're most likely to encounter in a packet,
>no entity refs, no strange encodings, etc.?

I agree with the need for a simple XML parser.  The XML I typically
deal with is for self-contained data files and is very simple.  No
namespaces, for example.  I don't need support for tag attributes
either, but that's more extreme than most people are willing to go. 
Writing a parser for this restricted XML subset was pleasant to do in
Erlang.



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