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From Pier Fumagalli <p...@betaversion.org>
Subject Re: Serialized compatibility
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2001 04:47:37 GMT
Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> [Dane, this kind of questions really belongs to xerces-j-dev]
> 
>> Dane Foster wrote:
>> 
>> Does anyone from the Xerces-J development team know if future versions
>> of the Node implementing classes and their respective children (i.e.
>> Element),  will be compatible with serialized versions of today's
>> classes?  In simple words, if I serialized a Node or any of it's
>> children today, will I be able to de-serialize at any arbitrary time
>> in the future without a problem?
> 
> I wouldn't bet on that. Very little effort is actually put into the Java
> serialization code. On top of it, you'd be tying yourself to a
> particular DOM implementation. Serialization to XML is the only safe
> path here...

For once I fully agree with Arnoud on that :) :) I wouldn't tie myself down
to the VM serialization for DOM trees...

    Pier

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