Forum OpenACS Development: ANNOUNCE: tDOM 0.9.0
finally pushed me to cut a new tDOM release.
Besides the fruit of the careful gardening of the as mature recognized
core over the years there are also a couple of new features. The
probably most prominent ones are (in no special order):
- a new HTML5 parser (optional at build time, needs the gumbo library)
- a JSON to DOM parser and a way to create JSON data
- more capablilities of the *FromScript way of creating DOM trees
See the CHANGES files in the top-level directory of the source
distribution for a more detailed list and the timeline of the official
tDOM repository at http://tdom.org for the complete list of changes.
For downloads and other information see the README below.
Special thanks to Ashok Nadkarni (aka apn), who modernized the windows
build system and provided the windows binaries.
The README follows:
tDOM - a XML/DOM/XPath/XSLT/HTML/JSON implementation for Tcl
This directory contains a freely distributable thread-safe extension
to Tcl/Tk called tDOM.
tDOM was started by Jochen Loewer (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and developed
by Jochen and Rolf Ade (mailto:email@example.com) with contributions by Zoran
Vasiljevic (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). Since more than a decade it is
maintained and developed by Rolf Ade.
* for convenience expat 2.2.0, the XML parser originated from
James Clark, although you're able to link tDOM with other
expat versions or the library provided by the system.
* building a DOM tree from XML in one go implemented in C for
maximum performance and minimum memory usage, and DOM I and II
methods to work on such a tree using either a OO-like or a
* a Tcl interface to expat for event-like (SAX-like) XML parsing.
* a complete, compliant and fast XPath implementation in C
following the November 99 W3C recommendation for navigating and
* a fast XSLT implementation in C following the W3C Recommendation
16 November 1999.
* optional DTD validation.
* a JSON parser which parses any possible JSON input into a DOM
tree without losing information.
* an efficient and Tcl'ish way to create XML and HTML documents
and JSON string.
* as build option an interface to the gumbo HTML5 parser, which
also digests almost any other HTML.
* an even faster simple XML parser for trusted XML input.
* additional convenience methods.
* and more.
The documentation is included into the source distribution in HTML
and man format. Alternatively, read it online starting at
GETTING THE CODE
The development repository is hosted at http://tdom.org and is
mirrored at http://core.tcl.tk/tdom. You are encouraged to use
If you insist on using an older tDOM with lesser features and
probably more bugs, you should use the latest release 0.9.0. Get
the source code release from
Windows binaries (32 bit as well as 64 bit) of the 0.9.0 release
are also available. Get it from
The provided windows binaries include (statically linked) the
Depending on your platform (unix/mac or win), go to the
corresponding directory and invoke the configure script:
Alternatively, you can build the tDOM package in just about any
directory elsewhere on the fileystem (since TEA-compatible).
You might also want to do "../configure --help" to get a list of
all supported options of the configure script. In the "unix"
directory there is a "CONFIG" file containing some examples on how
to invoke the "configure" script for some common cases. You can
peek there. This file also includes a short description of the
tDOM specific configure options.
Since tDOM is TEA-compatible you should be able to build it using
the MinGW build environment for Windows. There is also the MSVC
nmake file so you can compile the package with Microsoft tools.
Refer to the README in the win directory for more details about
building on Windows.
The compile process will build the tDOM shared library suitable for
loading into the Tcl shell using standard "package require" mechanism.
Please head to http://tdom.org/index.html/ticket and click on "New
Ticket". Log in as anonymous and report your findings. If you
prefer to have an individual login write Rolf a mail.
thank you for having released tDOM version 0.9.0!!!!
I have integrated it in my Windows OpenACS distribution:
Once again thanks,