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From "David Bau" <david....@bea.com>
Subject Re: Future XMLBeans feature work?
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2003 11:31:10 GMT
I just realized that I didn't reply to this message from robert a few days
ago to the list, so forwarding.  (Must have hit the wrong "reply" button.)
I've addeed the pluggable marshalling feature discussed below to the feature
plan wiki.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Bau" <david.bau@bea.com>
To: "robert burrell donkin" <rdonkin@apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [bea-readme] Re: Future XMLBeans feature work?

> > i had assume that (providing xml beans is factored in the right way) it
> > should be possible to create adapter classes which would satisfy the
> > xml-beans binding requirements (on one side) but map to beans using
> > a betwixt mapping. it's possible that i could be quite wrong about this
> > but i believe that this would be a more productive way to add
> > start-from-java than trying to build an xml-bean framework from scratch.
> > this might also allow JAXB compliance to be plugged in.
> I am going to add to the feature list the ability to plug in betwixt for
> mapping to beans; if you're interested in further investigating and
> contributing, the ability to use betwixt, it would be very welcome.  It
> would also make sense to say the pluggability is "powerful enough" for
> betwixt to be able to work in it but could potentially accomodate other
> strategies.
> On whether we should add plugging in betwixt instead of looking at the
> start-from-java-binding problem at all, my thinking is this...  It's not
> "instead of" but an "in addition to" problem. I believe even to "plug in"
> "fast and lossy" binding we're going to need to build a bunch of
> knowledge of start-from-java problems into XMLBeans.  And then betwixt
> probably cannot be the only start-from-java service.  To use XMLBeans I
> really need a specific solution for JSR 101 and 109, if we want XMLBeans
> be really useful for full web services (i.e., what I'm being driven by is
> going from a v1 that supports all of w3c schema to a v2 that _also_
> all the relevant ws J2EE specs).
> There is a committer who hasn't posted to this list yet who I know has
> thinking a lot about the start-from-java case in the last couple weeks (in
> addition to the last couple years implementing 101 and 109 in the
> context...), and I'm going to try to get his thinking moved up out here,
> i.e., posted on the wiki and on the list etc.
> David

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