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    tDOM - a XML/DOM/XPath/XSLT/HTML/JSON implementation for Tcl
                          (Version 0.9.1)


This directory contains a freely distributable thread-safe extension
to Tcl/Tk called tDOM.

tDOM contains:

    *  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
       handle syntax.

    *  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
       data extraction.

    *  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.


DOCUMENTATION

    The documentation is included into the source distribution in HTML
    and man format. Alternatively, read it online starting at
    http://tdom.org/index.html/doc/trunk/doc/index.html


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
    trunk.

    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
    http://tdom.org/downloads/tdom-0.9.0-src.tgz or
    http://tdom.org/downloads/tdom-0.9.0-src.zip

    Windows binaries (32 bit as well as 64 bit) of the 0.9.0 release
    are also available. Get it from
    http://tdom.org/downloads/tdom-0.9-windows-x64.zip and 
    http://tdom.org/downloads/tdom-0.9-windows-x86.zip
    
    The provided windows binaries include (statically linked) the
    HTML5 parser.


COMPILING tDOM

    Depending on your platform (unix/mac or win), go to the
    corresponding directory and invoke the configure script:

        ../configure
        make 
        make test
        make install

    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.


REPORTING BUGS

    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.

HISTORY

    tDOM was started by Jochen Loewer (loewerj@hotmail.com) and
    developed by Jochen and Rolf Ade (rolf@pointsman.de) with
    contributions by Zoran Vasiljevic (zv@archiware.com). Since more
    than a decade it is maintained and developed by Rolf Ade.