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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: Jasper improvements/XML handling
Date Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:16:11 GMT

A little late returning to the party...

On 7/8/13 1:38 AM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
> Finally, Jasper parses these documents first into DOM and the into
> its own version based on TreeNode (this is separate from the parse
> tree used for actual JSPs). Jasper already depends on tomcat-util for
> the JarScanner so could potentially use Digester for this in the same
> way Catalina does. It would simplify the fragment merge logic in JspC
> if it could reuse what was in Catalina's WebXml (something I'm
> hacking around in 53737 right now).  Alternatively, we could still
> eliminate the intermediary DOM and TreeNode forms and use SAX or StAX
> to parse directly into Jasper's objects - especially for TLDs where
> it is using the spec's classes (TagLibraryInfo and TagInfo) as the
> model.

Any time you can use SAX instead of DOM without making the code too
complicated, you should.


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