display an xml file as an hierarchy in gui

Loic fejoz loic at fejoz.net
Mon Aug 19 14:18:35 CEST 2002

Serge Boiko <boiko at demogr.mpg.de> wrote:
> The problem:
> I have an xml file containing some data that can be
> modified by the user; the user can add data entries, sort data or make
> searches, thus the xml file will be modified and stored for the later
> use.
> The structure of xml file is displayed as a list using a gui widget
> and this list representation is the view of xml model, using MVC
> terminology. Initially I implemented this using minidom parser, and
> did all searches and sorting operating directly on xml. This solution,
> however is not very fast. Java implementation is about 100 times
> faster using (using jdom parser).
> Another solution is to read xml file into dictionary of objects
> holding the structure of xml file and manipulate directly on
> dictionary, instead of xml file. In this case it's possible to use sax
> for reading and writing xml file.
> I'd like to know whether this solution is optimal, or I would happy to
> hear about alternatives.
> -Serge

if it's just display,
what about XMLtreeview from the wxPython GUI http://www.wxPython.org/
Don't known much about it have a look...


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