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Expat, Release 1.95.2 This is expat, a C library for parsing XML, written by James Clark. Expat is a stream-oriented XML parser. This means that you register handlers with the parser before starting the parse. These handlers are called when the parser discovers the associated structures in the document being parsed. A start tag is an example of the kind of structures for which you may register handlers. Windows users should use the expat_win32bin package, which includes both precompiled libraries and executalbes, and source code for developers. Expat is free software. You may copy, distribute, and modify it under the terms of the License contained in the file COPYING distributed with this package. This license is the same as the MIT/X Consortium license. Versions of expat that have an odd minor version (the middle number in the release above), are development releases and should be considered as beta software. Releases with even minor version numbers are intended to be production grade software. To build expat, you first run the configuration shell script in the top level distribution directory: ./configure There are many options which you may provide to configure (which you can discover by running configure with the --help option). But the one of most interest is the one that sets the installation directory. By default, the configure script will set things up to install libexpat into /usr/local/lib, expat.h into /usr/local/include, and xmlwf into /usr/local/bin. If, for example, you'd prefer to install into /home/me/mystuff/lib, /home/me/mystuff/include, and /home/me/mystuff/bin, you can tell configure about that with: ./configure --prefix=/home/me/mystuff After running the configure script, the "make" command will build things and "make install" will install things into their proper location. Note that you need to have write permission into the directories into which things will be installed. When building for use with C++, you may need to add additional compiler flags to support proper interaction with exceptions. This can be done by setting the CFLAGS environment variable. For example, when using GCC, you can use: CFLAGS=-fexceptions ./configure Note for Solaris users: The "ar" command is usually located in "/usr/ccs/bin", which is not in the default PATH. You will need to add this to your path for the "make" command, and probably also switch to GNU make (the "make" found in /usr/ccs/bin does not seem to work properly -- appearantly it does not understand .PHONY directives). If you're using ksh or bash, use this command to build: PATH=/usr/ccs/bin:$PATH make A reference manual is available in the file doc/reference.html in this distribution. The homepage for this project is http://expat.sourceforge.net/. There are links there to connect you to the bug reports page. If you need to report a bug when you don't have access to a browser, you may also send a bug report by email to email@example.com. Discussion related to the direction of future expat development takes place on firstname.lastname@example.org. Archives of this list may be found at http://www.geocrawler.com/redir-sf.php3?list=expat-discuss.