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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: Betwixt question: Is it possible to marshal/unmarshal HashMap that contains custom type (CivicAddress, PhoneNumber) whith betwixt?
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2006 20:44:12 GMT
On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 10:22 -0400, David Gagnon wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm searching a way to marshal a hashmap that contains custom type like 
> a CivicAddress, PhoneNumber into an XML file.
> I need to be able to read this XML and getting back the same HashMap 
> with the same properties.The properties in the Map aren't known.
> I look into betwixt to find an answer as well as Castor, XMLBeans, JAXB 
> after trying stuff for few hours .. im just lost:-(

maps are a controversial subject in the xml binding community: there's
not a really naturally way to express them.

> Is that possible to do this with betwixt .. or any other XML framework?
> Thanks to share your knowledge with me :-)

betwixt supports maps. see the section on in

- robert

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