[LINK] XML isn't evil, just misunderstood

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Tue Nov 11 09:06:55 AEDT 2008

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:

>> (b) I can't, for the life of me, find a 'generic' parser - a stand-alone
>> app that would (for example) take an arbitrary XML file and produce a
>> table of "tags" so I can make sense of it. That would be a godsend ...
>> but it seems my Googling is letting me down.
> <snip>
> My experience of XML is limited to RSSFeeds, but I think what you're looking for 
> is something to generate a DTD from a data file.

Firefox has a built-in XML parser (as would most browsers these days).

Open an XML file in FF to see what I mean. It displays the XML
and let's you open/close each tag to show/hide data.

Not ideal, but it is a start.


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