A little code audit on Xerces 2.9

by Rick Jelliffe

My company rolls its own version of Xerces for our products. We can add fixes or enhancements without fear of conlicts. Over the years, the list of things to do has decreased. Now it is just about down to removing HTML stuff, adding a SAX feature to ignore all entity references (editors need this) and customizing the horrible validation messages (humans need this.) One part of doing the in-house fork is running the program checkers on each Xerces release to gauge its quality.

Verdict? Pretty good.The best yet as far as automated software tests go: as a user of Xerces, it was a very encouraging result to me.


2007-03-14 05:58:11
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