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From Aleksander Slominski <as...@cs.indiana.edu>
Subject Re: Xml-commons
Date Fri, 09 Aug 2002 19:29:56 GMT
Henri Yandell wrote:

> Definitely.
>
> A guy in Texas contacted me today and might add indentation/newlines to it
> [though I also aim to add them if he lacks the time] and having comments
> and namespaces would also be pretty easy and nice.

hi,

you may want to take look on XmlSerializer in XmlPull API
(i attach below java interface - it is interface ot make possible one common
interface ot different implementation of XML infoset serialization )

XmlSerializer is designed to make working with namespaces output
as easy as possible: if you do not declare namespace prefix it will
be automatically generated for you but you can always set your
preferred prefixes by calling setPrefix(), for example (if you
wanted person to be in namespace "http://tempuri.org/"
and use prefix "p"):

   XmlSerializer xs = new XmlSerializerImpl();
   xs.setInput (writer);
   xs.setPrefix("p", "http://tempuri.org/");   //optional
   xs.startTag("http://tempuri.org/", "person");
   xs.attribute("", "name", person.getName());
   xs.attribute("", "age", person.getAge());
   xs.endTag ("http://tempuri.org/", "person");
   xs.flush();


> What's inofset?

XML infoset describes in abstract from syntax/more object oriented  way
what can be expressed in XML 1.0, see: http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-infoset/

> Anyways, aim is to figure out where to be publishing it and evolving it :)

sure - that is good idea. if you have comments on XmlSerializer please
let me know as well.

thanks,

alek


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