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From Igor Peshansky <ig...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: XJ - xml extension for Java
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2005 22:31:48 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote on 07/04/2005 07:56:31 AM:

> Kev Jackson wrote:
> > Thought you may find this of interest.  IBM have a new way of 
processing 
> > XML docs within Java.
> > 
> > http://www.research.ibm.com/xj/samples/sample2.html
> > 
> > Very cool page showing how this all works (cool in firefox anyway).

Thanks. :-)

> > I like the way you can construct objects from inlined xml
> > 
> > target t = new target(<target name="echo">
> > <echo message="hello world" />
> > </target>);
> > 
> > will create a new object of type target, also you can use it 
dynamically:
> > 
> > String msg = "hello again";
> > target t = new target(<target name="echo">
> > <echo message={msg} />
> > </target>);
> > 
> > Support for generics, autoboxing and XPath queries.

Just to clarify (quoting the manual): "limited support for generics".  We
only support them for compiler-generated collections of XML objects.

> > Looks intersting anyway
> 
> I have been in email discourse with them, on the subject of successor 
> soap stacks to JAXRPC.
> 
> I think it is interesting, and Xpath is profound once you apply to 
> object trees. The next version will apparently work in ant, so you can 
> compile xj stuff from your build...
> 
> -steve

You might be interested to know that a new release (1.0.1) of XJ is out, 
and
it now contains an <xjc> Ant task.  Enjoy.

Igor Peshansky (for the XJ team)
-- 
Igor Peshansky  (note the spelling change!)
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
XJ: No More Pain for XML?s Gain (http://www.research.ibm.com/xj/)


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