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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: XMLBeans, a quick comment
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2003 10:05:00 GMT
> I still don't fully understand what you mean by 'XML not there'. The 
> generated beans from XMLBeans can be used as beans - though there is 
> an interface / impl separation - I'd be OK with just generating beans 
> rather than an interface + impl but I guess it gives some flexibility.

I mean can these classes be used when there is no XML support in the 
class path?

> One unique feature of XMLBeans is that its not lossless. So if you 
> parse some XML you can tinker with the beans & write out the XML again 
> preserving any comments and so forth. This could be useful to allow 
> customisation of XML config files (say, via JMX) & then write them 
> back to disk.

That does sound interesting... I think I will have to take a look.


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