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From robert burrell donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [betwixt] general confusion about BeanReader
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2003 21:42:38 GMT
the new j2ee sdk includes betwixt? i suppose that it's nice to be wanted 
but i'd have hoped that sun would have realized that betwixt is an alpha 
for a reason...

- robert

On Monday, September 22, 2003, at 09:42 PM, __matthewHawthorne wrote:

> I copied a test case directly from the betwixt source into my test class,
>  and it failed.  That's when I knew something strange was going on.
>
> It turns out that the problem was unrelated to betwixt.  I had j2ee.jar 
> from the latest j2ee sdk in my classpath, which includes its own digester,
>  beanutils, and betwixt classes.  I was trying to use the latest version,
>  but the j2ee classes must have taken precedence.
>
> What a weird problem!  Thanks for your help anyways.
>
>
>
>
> robert burrell donkin wrote:
>
>> On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 11:47 PM, __matthewHawthorne wrote:
>>> I've spent the entire day attempting to read a bean with betwixt... 
>>> I've run out of ideas.
>>>
>>> For example, if my bean is named Person:
>>>
>>> class Person {
>>>     String getName()
>>>     setName(String)
>>> }
>>>
>>> I've tried:
>>>
>>> BeanReader.registerBeanClass(Person.class)
>>> BeanReader.registerBeanClass("Person", Person.class)
>>>
>>> But BeanReader.parse() still returns null.
>>>
>>>
>>> Here are some questions:
>>>
>>> 1) Can XML written from a BeanWriter be parsed by a BeanReader without 
>>> the use of .betwixt files?  Since I didn't change any of the 
>>> configuration, I assumed that both could read and write easily, but 
>>> this isn't happening.
>> yes. betwixt should work in a reasonable manner without a .betwixt file.
>>> 2) Is it necessary to register every bean before calling 
>>> BeanReader.parse(
>>> )?  In other words, if I have nested beans, do I need to register all 
>>> of them or just the root?
>> you should just have to register the root of the graph.
>>> The documentation is helpful, but I seem to be missing something.
>>>
>>> Any help is greatly appreciated.
>> are you using the alpha release or the latest code?
>> it would also help if you could supply an example of the xml document 
>> you'
>> re trying to parse.
>> - robert
>
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