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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject RE: CastorTransformer and CastorSourceConverter
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2003 06:56:37 GMT

From: Carsten Ziegeler

> Reinhard Pötz wrote:
> >
> > In the scratchpad we have a CastorTransformer. I'm not sure but I 
> > think that it is a rather long time there. Is it in use and 
> stable and 
> > is it time to move it in the main trunk or can we remove it.
> >
> > I also found a CastorSourceConverter in the portal 
> framework. What are 
> > the differences? Can they be unified?
> >
> I don't now the CastorTransformer, but the 
> CastorSourceConverter. The converter is an avalon component 
> that "converts" io streams from and to java objects. So, you 
> can read an xml file using castor and get the mapped objects 
> and vice versa. I guess, this is a more general approach then 
> the transformer.
> In general, I guess as well that they can somehow be unified, 
> e.g. the transformer could use the source converter. I think 
> there is also a patch for the transformer in bugzilla.

Thank you Carsten!


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