Re: XML library for C++

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:44:41 +0200

Are there any portable XML libraries for C++ out there?
I know about the Qt library, but it seems to be 'non-validating'.
If I understand things correctly this means that it can't be used
with XML schema.

In general there are two kinds of XML/HTML parsers: typically non-validating
event-driven where you're interested in getting callbacks on each recognized
token/construct (most common API is called SAX), and DOM-oriented, where the
whole shebang is analyzed, validated and placed into a tree-like data structure.

This is the same as for other languages.

You can find a list of common C++ parsers at e.g. <url:> (I just used Google
and clicked on first likely link, and suggest that as general procedure :-) ).

Is this correct? If so, are there any workarounds to use a
'non-validating' XML parser with XML schema?

Not sure about this about XML schema.

But anyway *if* it is a problem then a DOM-oriented parser would be the solution.

Cheers, & hth.,

- Alf

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