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    Can you recomend a good xml parser? better if it is a fluent one. Native pascal, open source and little footprint are a requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitfiend View Post
    Can you recomend a good xml parser? better if it is a fluent one. Native pascal, open source and little footprint are a requirements.
    OmniXML.... Native Pascal, open source....

    http://code.google.com/p/omnixml/

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    If you are using FreePascal, why not use the XML units that come with FreePascal? There is a tutorial here: http://wiki.freepascal.org/XML_Tutorial

    If you need Delphi support you should try Very Simple XML: http://blog.spreendigital.de/2011/11...er-and-writer/ Check out the first omment on that blog article for a FPC 2.6 + Delphi compatible version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    If you are using FreePascal, why not use the XML units that come with FreePascal? There is a tutorial here: http://wiki.freepascal.org/XML_Tutorial

    If you need Delphi support you should try Very Simple XML: http://blog.spreendigital.de/2011/11...er-and-writer/ Check out the first omment on that blog article for a FPC 2.6 + Delphi compatible version.
    Delphi user, thanks for the links. Honestly I tried to understand OmniXML, found it confusing.

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    Hi pitfiend,

    I've always used the standard Microsoft one. Can be a pain in the butt but when you've gotten used to it, it's not so bad.

    Any reason why you don't want to use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AthenaOfDelphi View Post
    Hi pitfiend,

    I've always used the standard Microsoft one. Can be a pain in the butt but when you've gotten used to it, it's not so bad.

    Any reason why you don't want to use it?
    Dependencies, I don't like them and want maximum portability. As I'm planning to eventually switch off Delphi, I want something that's not a pain in the butt to maintain, also want something flexible too (that's why fluent xml comes to my mind).

    If I don't find anything that comply with my needs, maybe going to build that library myself. Hope to be lucky .

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    Fair enough :-)

    I would be interested to know what your final choice is.
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    The one that is bundled with FPC is fairly decent from what I can tell. I'm actually just looking at it as a good alternative to binary files for cross-platform development.
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    Wow, those are some nice finds guys. Checking out omnixml first since it looks nice - I had a few snippets for the standard FPC stuff. I'll see if I can dig any up in case they're of use to you guys

    Of course, I do prefer managing XML from the ground up - but thats me
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    Here's a brief list of the ones I have tried:
    - NativeXML (http://www.simdesign.nl/xml.html)
    - XMLVerySimple (http://blog.spreendigital.de/2011/11...der-and-writer)
    - XMLParser (http://www.destructor.de)
    - OmniXML (http://code.google.com/p/omnixml)
    - SimpleXML (https://gitorious.org/delphi/simplexml)
    - KDSXML (http://sourceforge.net/projects/kdsxml)
    - SAX for Pascal (http://saxforpascal.sourceforge.net)
    - DOM XML (the one that comes with delphi)

    Some of them are DOM Model others are SAX, and some doesn't have a particular model. Big trouble of some is they are slow or have a big footprint. For the moment I haven't decide yet which one to use. Still need one very fast and able to manage really big xml files. BTW, only Omni and Delphi (MSDOMXML) has fluent access.

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