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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [XML Parsing]
Date Sun, 31 Aug 2003 20:19:00 GMT
How about using digester? - http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/digester.html

--- Aaron Mulder <ammulder@alumni.princeton.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Aug 2003, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
> >... 
> > Where are we on XML parsing?
> 
> 	I'd like to resolve that too.  I've worked a bit with both Castor 
> and XMLBeans on the deployment stuff, and here's what I've come up with:
> 
>  - Castor produces plain Java objects, with another layer of XML info 
> objects that can be essentially ignored at runtime (they're used only 
> under the covers)
> 
>  - XMLBeans produces richer objects, which know the name of the document
> they came from, support XPath queries, and so on, but also have a lot more
> in them than seems strictly necessary, and code is generated in at least
> one cryptic package other than the one(s) you're targeting.
> 
>  - Castor appears to depend on overriding the Xerces version in the JDK 
> (for 1.4.2)
> 
>  - I can't get XMLBeans to actually load a document right now (due to some 
> kind of missing file dependency?)
> 
>  - Castor has a smaller runtime library (over 1MB, but about 1/2 the size 
> of XMLBeans)
> 
>  - XMLBeans is in the process of moving from BEA to Apache, but at last 
> notice the source wasn't imported and the build script wasn't working.  On 
> the other hand the current download from BEA appears to be covered by a 
> BSD license.
> 
>  - reportedly Castor won't generate object for the full J2EE schema, while 
> XMLBeans will, and JAXB will (painfully) [from James]
> 
>  - I know nothing else about JAXB
> 
>  - Castor is currently integrated into the build scripts (for Twiddle and
> the Geronimo EJB DD schema), while XMLBeans isn't quite (the code is there
> but the scripts need to be tweaked a bit)
> 
> 	I hope James will speak up, because I think he has more experience
> with JAXB and XMLBeans and the J2EE schema issue.  I have a slight
> preference for Castor (since it and the beans it generates are both
> lighter weight), but I'm willing to go with XMLBeans if we can resolve the
> problem reading XML into objects and it's the only way to get the J2EE
> schema out (and the XPath feature seems likely to be pretty handy too).
> 
> 	Bottom line, I'd like to be able to just make a decision and move 
> forward.
> 
> Aaron
> 


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Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/

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