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From shane_curc...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: XMLUtils from Axis to xml commons. Good idea?
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2004 02:01:22 GMT
In principle, this sounds like a great idea.  In practice, it really 
depends if the xml-commons community is willing to actively maintain the 
code.  (of course, you or someone from Axis could come volunteer here....) 
 The strength in Apache projects isn't code, it's community.

There is (or should be) some concern about how quiet the commons-dev list 
has been lately.  I still hope to encourage more xalan and xerces 
committers to come over here and figure out the best way to package and 
document both xml-apis.jar as well as the other xml-related utilites we 

- Shane
(who really wants to code more here, but probably won't have time until 
late August due to job pressures)

Daniel Amadei <danielamadei@yahoo.com.br> wrote on 06/24/2004 09:37:26 PM:

> Hi!
> I'm an Apache Axis user and I really like the XMLUtils class and 
> it's methods to convert Element/Document to String, Stream, Writer, 
> So, here it's my suggestion: to add methods like present in this 
> class in the XML Commons, so if I need this funcionality I'll only 
> include Apache Commons XML in my project, not the entire Axis jar.
> Daniel C. Amadei

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