Table 1

A comparison of the two parsers.

Feature Microsoft MSXML2 Parser IBM alphaworks XML Parser
Supports SAX To be implemented soon Yes
Supports DOM Yes Yes
Supports XSL-T Yes No. (Needs James Clarke's XT)
Works in COM Yes No. Can be wrapped in COM classes, however
Works in Java No Yes
Supports W3C XML DOM 1.0 Mostly Yes
Supports XSD No. To be implemented soon Yes
Stand Alone No.Requires Internet Explorer 5.0 Yes
Easy to Use Yes No
Scalable Yes Somewhat