VOTable C++ Parser: any alternatives?
Marco C. Leoni
marco.leoni at eso.org
Thu May 27 05:37:32 PDT 2004
it may be useful to have a look at this page:
there's a list of VOTable-related tools.
Also to the VOTable page on the IVOA twiki:
Quoting Alberto Pepe <a.pepe at cineca.it>:
> I am developing a C++ application capable of reading VOTables and am
> having some problems fiinding suitable C++ libraries that allow parsing
> of VOTables. I have had several attempts at installing/compiling both
> the binaries and sources of the 'non-streaming' VOTableParser provided
> by VO-India (http://vo.iucaa.ernet.in/~voi/cplusparser_nostream.htm)
> without any luck. In particular, I can manage to get the software
> running, but it crashes on any attempt to parse any VOTable - it doesn't
> even parse the provided sample VOTable XML file... I have tried
> different things, i.e. to feed the parser with alternative VOTables and
> XPaths or to manually modify and compile the provided classes, but it
> always seems to crash upon opening a VOTable.
> Now, I was wondering if anyone currently uses this parser and if there
> is any other C++ parser out there. I have realised that Java is the way
> to go when dealing with VOTables, however our software (and its
> underlying framework) is entirely written in C++... so... I guess it all
> makes sense.
> Finally I would like to point out that the mirror to the 'streaming'
> version of the parser
> (http://vo.iucaa.ernet.in/~voi/cplusparser_stream.htm) seems to be down.
> Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
> Alberto Pepe
> CINECA - InterUniversity Consortium - Italy
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