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XML Schema to C++ translator

'xsd' is a W3C XML Schema to C++ translator. It generates a vocabulary-specific, statically-typed C++ mapping (also called binding) from XML Schema definitions. The mapping consists of data types that represent the given vocabulary, a set of parsing functions that convert XML instance documents to a tree-like in-memory data structure, and a set of serialization functions that convert the in-memory representation back to XML. 'xsd' features C++ standard library-based language mapping, configurable base character type (char/wchar_t), support for all XML Schema built-in types, custom Schema to C++ namespace mapping, platform-independent generated code, and more.


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Download version 4.0.0 (stable)
released on 18 July 2014

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2 with exceptionJanet Casey9 August 2005

Leaders and contributors

Boris Kolpackov Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build build 0.1.15 or later
Required to use libcult 1.0.1 or later
Required to use libxerces-c 2.6.0 or later
Required to use libboost_filesystem 1.32.0 or later
Required to use libboost_regex 1.32.0 or later
Required to use libxsd-frontend 1.0.2 or later
Required to build gcc 3.4.3 or later
Required to use libbackend-elements 1.0.1 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 January 2017.


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