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Arabica - SAX2 implementation

SAX is an event-based XML processing API. Arabica is a full SAX2 implementation, including the optional interfaces and helper classes. It provides uniform SAX2 wrappers for the Expat parser, Xerces, Libxml2 and, on Windows, for the Microsoft XML parser.

The DOM is a platform- and language-neutral interface which models an XML document as a tree of nodes, defined by the W3C. Arabica implements the DOM Level 2 Core on top of the SAX layer.

XPath is a language for addressing parts of an XML document. Arabica implements XPath 1.0 over its DOM implementation.

XSLT is a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents. Arabica builds XSLT over its XPath engine.

Arabica is written in Standard C++ and should be portable to most platforms. It is parameterised on string type. Out of the box, it can provide UTF-8 encoded std::strings or UTF-16 encoded std::wstrings, but can easily be customised for arbitrary string types.

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • PC 32-bit Windows
  • Unix
  • PC Windows


  • Visual C++
  • GCC

Added : 2008-08-05 Amended: 2008-08-05

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