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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: earth to digester
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 21:58:59 GMT

On Friday, November 2, 2001, at 09:48 PM, Jason van Zyl wrote:

> On 11/2/01 3:44 PM, "Scott Sanders" <> wrote:


>> That's Castor all right.  I suppose we could start down that road, but I'
>> m
>> not sure why we would want to re-invent the wheel, since Castor is even 
>> 2
>> way.
> I decided 6 months ago that I was going to use digester for everything 
> XML.
> I looked at Castor and the Digester and Castor seemed rather complex. I 
> also
> will always favour an apache product, and it seems that robert has a rule
> that will do what I need. To boot, Craig is meticulous with the code that 
> he
> releases and is highly responsive to requests for change so I'm not really
> interested in looking at Castor anymore.

you might want to give this a spin.
(i'll come back later with a better version and a test case later)

you'll need to use the ExtendedBaseRules, and so you'll need something like

digester.setRules(new ExtendedBaseRules);

you need to use a child match rule something like

digester.addRule("alpha/?", new BeanPropertySetterRule(digester));

this should set properties with names matching the names of child elements 
of <alpha> with the body text of those elements.



will set property beta with 'Text' on the top object on the stack (which 
should be alpha).

in other words, what you wanted.

and without changing digester :)

- robert

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