Hello Rick,

I also saw some references to Scott Klement's xml parser, and I'd love
to dive into that, but at this point, third party roll your own stuff
is out of the question for this tiny project. The politics involved
in getting it installed and getting myself up to speed on it aren't
worth the effort.

The XML parser on my web site is not "Scott Klement's". It's called Expat, and is an open source project. I had no part in it's development. It was developed by folks such as James Clark, Clark Cooper and Fred Drake.

I find the phrase "third party roll your own stuff" misleading.

Expat is used as an underlying component in many well-known and respected tools, such as Apache, Lua, Perl, Python, PHP, and Firefox to name a few. It's an extremely widely-used and well-known XML parser.

I don't know if that matters in your politics -- but it might matter to other folks who read this mailing list or it's archives.

There are many other XML tools out there. IBM provides an XML toolkit for the i that's available in older releases -- personally, I don't like it -- but it exists :)

COBOL has an XML parser built in starting with V5R3. (RPG has one in V5R4, as you know) Java has pretty much always had open source XML parsers available. PHP as well.

There are lots of commercial offerings as well, such as Krengel Technology's RPG-XML (www.rpg-xml.com).

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