Subject: Re: Lisp XML parser ?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/22
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Clint Hyde <>
| Erik Naggum must have written this by now if no on else has :)

  Thanks, but I have to disppoint you.  I don't consider a parser to
  be very valuable by itself (even though they simplify some tasks),
  unless it can produce something close to a document structure that
  may be traversed with reasonable tools.  There is no consensus on
  what an XML document means.  The failure of the SGML community to
  realize that they need to deal with SGML documents the same way Lisp
  deals with source code/data also means that there will be no good
  agreement on any in-memory representation of SGML documents.  (And
  DOM is an incredibly ridiculous misunderstanding of "object oriented

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.