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XML.com: Pyxie

Mar 18, 2000, 20:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean McGrath)

"Pyxie is an open source XML processing library that presents an alternative to current methods of handling XML. A central part of Pyxie is the simple, line-oriented notation it uses to describe the information communicated by an XML parser to an XML application. This notation is known as PYX."

"PYX is based on a concept from the SGML world known as ESIS. ESIS was popularized by James Clark's SGML parsers. (Clarks' first parser was sgmls, a C-based parser built on top of the arcsgml parser developed by Dr. Charles Goldfarb, the inventor of SGML. Then came the hugely popular nsgmls, which was a completely new SGML parsing application implemented in C++.)"

"The PYX notation facilitates a useful XML processing paradigm that presents an alternative to SAX or DOM based API programming of XML documents. PYX is particularly useful for pipeline processing, in which the output of one application becomes the input to another application."

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