[sword-devel] We need XML parser

David Burry sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 23:59:50 -0700

At 11:35 PM 6/5/2002 -0700, Chris Little wrote:
>  So... we will never use a full DOM parser because we don't need the full 
> capabilities of a DOM parser.  It would, at times, be nice, but it's not 
> worth the increase in binary size

This is a good point regarding the weight.  Some of them are not full dom 
parsers however, but more lightweight things, that's what I'd prefer to see 
used since that's all we'd need.

>  or the headaches of porting other people's libraries to new platforms 
> for them, which would be almost inevitable.

This is a good point.  However, some of them are being ported to more and 
more platforms...  Remember the simpler it is the easier it is to port.

Anyway, as always, my blabber is just a suggestion... which may or may not 
be followed for various reasons of course... ;o)