[QUOTE="Ian Collins"]\nSo you expect windows users to be using your X toolkit?\n\nSeriously, if every piece of software that uses XML included its own\nparser, half the programming world would be writing XML parsers. That's\nwhy we have libraries.[/QUOTE]\n\nYes, but massive great libraries which half the time are dwarfing the tasks\nthey called upon to deal with.\n\nIn Malcolm's case, he is parsing XML which he himself has generated. So the\nprogram can be minimal (but retaining the advantage of being in a standard\nformat).\n\nI recently was thinking about using XML (to store a program structure), but\nhave had unhappy dealings with XML before. I instead creating my own format\n(the file doesn't need to go anywhere) to do the same thing. The parser is\nabout 150 lines of code.