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Xerces-C++ Version 2.5.0

Xerces-C++ is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++. Xerces-C++ makes it easy to give your application the ability to read and write XML data. A shared library is provided for parsing, generating, manipulating, and validating XML documents.

Xerces-C++ is faithful to the XML 1.0 recommendation and many associated standards (see Features below).

The parser provides high performance, modularity, and scalability. Source code, samples and API documentation are provided with the parser. For portability, care has been taken to make minimal use of templates, no RTTI, and minimal use of #ifdefs.

Applications of the Xerces Parser

Xerces has rich generating and validating capabilities. The parser is used for:

  • Building XML-savvy Web servers
  • Building next generation of vertical applications that use XML as their data format
  • On-the-fly validation for creating XML editors
  • Ensuring the integrity of e-business data expressed in XML
  • Building truly internationalized XML applications


Platforms with Binaries
Operating System  Compiler 
32-bit binary   
Windows NT 4.0 SP5  MSVC 6.0 SP3 
Redhat Linux 7.2  Intel C++ Compiler v7, icc 
Redhat Linux 8.0  gcc Compiler v3.2 
AIX 5.1  xlC_r 6.0.0 
Solaris 2.7  Forte C++ Version 6 Update 2 
HP-UX 11.0  aCC A.03.13 with pthreads 
SuSE Linux 7.2 (S390)  g++ 2.95.3 
64-bit binary   
Windows XP, IA64  Intel C++ Compiler v7, ecl 
Redhat Linux 7.2, IA64  Intel C++ Compiler v7, ecc 
AIX 5.1  xlC_r 6.0.0 
Solaris 2.7  Forte C++ Version 6 Update 2 
HP-UX 11.0  aCC A.03.13 with pthreads 

Other ports...
  • OS/390
  • AS/400
  • FreeBSD
  • Macintosh
  • OS/2
  • PTX
  • UnixWare
  • and more!

License Information

The Xerces-C++ Version 2.5.0 is available in both source distribution and binary distribution. Both Xerces-C++ are made available under the Apache Software License.

Copyright © 2003 The Apache Software Foundation. All Rights Reserved.