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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: [RT] Reusable code for xml (dom/sax)
Date Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:37:12 GMT
Have you seen Jukka's recent proposal?

On Commons Dev:
http://markmail.org/message/wlvkqnvfabhad6ca
Later on Xerces-J Dev:
http://markmail.org/message/i4mzckmqzy2gdwsc

There could be some overlap. :-)

On 22.12.2008 16:29:35 Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> We've built a lot of very useful code for dealing with sax events or dom
>  nodes over the past years. As soon as you start doing some xml coding
> outside of Cocoon, you really miss this stuff :)
> So did I in the past months - unfortunately the code we have right now
> is a) hidden and b) has too many dependencies to be really usable as a
> nice library. So in my case I ended up copying bits and classes from
> Cocoon to my own project. After having done this now for the third
> time...I think it's time to do something about it.
> 
> In line with the ideas about Cocoon 3, I think it totally makes sense to
> have a nice reusable xml lib with zero dependencies. This could/should
> also be used as a base for Cocoon 3 (I see some of the famous copied
> classes there already :) ) - I'm not sure if we should do something for
> 2.2, but that's another topic.
> 
> So I started a new little project in the whiteboard[3] which contains
> some classes from trunk bundled together. I used a new package to not
> conflict with the existing classes.
> To reduce dependencies I removed all refs to Avalon, some marker
> interfaces like XMLConsumer (I think ContentHandler is sufficient) and
> removed some methods which came out of the old days of Cocoon. I updated
> the code to Java 1.5 and made an OSGi bundle out of the resulting jar.
> 
> WDYT?
> 
> 
> Carsten
> 
> [1] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/cocoon/whiteboard/xml-utils/
> -- 
> Carsten Ziegeler
> cziegeler@apache.org




Jeremias Maerki


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