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From "Yuhichi Nakamura" <>
Subject Re: parser vote
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2001 13:22:21 GMT

Acutally our digital signature stuff is based on DOM.  The current codebase
requires JDOM.
If I were a Axis user, I would say why I have to install JDOM jar.  As Glen
mentioned for JSSE,
we should not eliminate dependencies as much as possible.  JAXP is a
minimum dependency,
I think.

Yuhichi Nakamura
IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory
Tel: +81-462-73-4668

From: "Doug Davis" <> on 2001/03/28 21:33

Please respond to

Subject:  Re: parser vote

Glen wrote:
>at least going to want to use JDOM when dealing directly with XML in
handlers I
>might write, so I'd like to make sure we don't do anything to preclude it.

One of the problems with this is that we're expecting people to write
their own handlers and we need to figure out what we want to expose to
them (internally using JDOM vs DOM isn't such a big deal) but we need to
consider how people will interface with us.  If we believe that most people
will want to use DOM mainly because in order to interface with their
technology they need a "standard" representation of the data then requiring
everyone to go through the pains of converting JDOM to DOM would probably
be too much.

I would prefer to make our lives harder (ie. use DOM internally) than make
our customer's lives harder.


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