call for a lightweight xml parser

bryan rasmussen <>
Tue Oct 18 20:22:52 CEST 2005


I've found a lite parser that will handle malformed xml useful, for
working with non-mission critical data, and data in formats that are
often malformed (for example RSS)



On 10/18/05, James Hague <> wrote:
> 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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