A posting from Tinny Ng (XML Parsers Development, IBM Toronto Laboratory) announces the release of the Xerces C++ 1.5.2 XML parser from the Apache XML Project. The Xerces C++ Parser Version 1.5.2 provides additional support for W3C XML Schema. Highlights of the new release include: (1) More Schema Subset support; (2) XMLPlatformUtils::Initialize/Terminate() pair of routines can now be called more than once within a process; (3) Progressive parse support in SAX2XMLReader; (4) Project files for BCB 5; (5) runConfigure script to accept multiple compiler and linker options; (6) more bug fixes, and performance improvement." The distribution includes source code as well as binaries for AIX, HP11, Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
"Xerces-C++ is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++. Xerces-C++ makes it easy to give your application the ability to read and write XML data. A shared library is provided for parsing, generating, manipulating, and validating XML documents. Xerces-C++ is faithful to the XML 1.0 recommendation and associated standards (DOM 1.0, DOM 2.0. SAX 1.0, SAX 2.0, Namespaces). Xerces-C++ 1.5.2 also provides an implementation of a subset of the Schema. The parser provides high performance, modularity, and scalability. Source code, samples and API documentation are provided with the parser. For portability, care has been taken to make minimal use of templates, no RTTI, no C++ namespaces and minimal use of #ifdefs."