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From "Inger, Matthew" <>
Subject [Configuration] IniFile
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2004 19:09:41 GMT
Any interest in an INI File configuration class?
It would read a Windows style .ini file.  A sample:



would produce the following properties:


Unfortunately, empty sections would not be dealt with
by the existing state of what i have.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jörg Schaible []
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:35 AM
To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
Subject: RE: [Configuration] Standard DOM ?

Emmanuel Bourg wrote on Wednesday, March 03, 2004 2:22 PM:

> Jörg Schaible wrote:
>> Well, this is not what I would like to have, again because of the
>> dom4j dependency. I already have a
> HierarchicalDOMConfiguration that
>> is based on the w3c classes only. I just took the code from
>> HierarchicalDOM4JConfiguration and replaced the relevant parts. The
>> same could be done for a DOMConfiguration. To complete the DOM
>> support a <dom> tag could be supported by the factory. Also the
>> factory could be refactored so that the most functionality is in an
>> abstract base class and the derived classes would add the supported
>> tags. ConfigurationFactory would support anything contained in the
>> configuration package (= backward compatibility) and the user could
>> create his own factory with the elements he would like to use (and
>> their dependencies). Additionally this would allow user-defined
>> Configuration classes or the support of DatabaseConfiguration in the
>> factory. 
>> What do you think?
> I don't know the motivations for using DOM4J, but using the standard
> interfaces and removing a dependency is certainly interesting.
> A pluggable extension mechanism for the ConfigurationFactory would be
> nice too. 

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