XML as an alternative to Object Serialization?

Tyler Baker tyler at infinet.com
Thu Jan 15 22:47:08 GMT 1998

Steven Ball wrote:

> Tyler Baker <tyler at infinet.com> writes:
> > One thing I need to know is if anyone is doing any work on higher-level
> > API's for creating XML documents, DTD's etc.  I can do this myself as
> > writing an XML Formatter is a hell of a lot easier than writing an XML
> > Parser, but nevertheless I have not seen any tools like this that I am
> > aware of (I think MSXML might have something like that but I do not
> > know).  I just want a simple API to make method calls which spits stuff
> > out to a java.io.OuputStream.
> I have done this as part of my TclXML package - an XML generator.
> The generator takes a XML DTD and creates a Tcl command for each element
> and entity.  A Tcl script then calls these commands, nested to reflect the
> resultant document's structure, with appropriate arguments for attributes,
> to produce an XML document.

  Looked at it briefly and seemed like a great tool for webmasters and web
content developers, but I am doing work for a standalone application so that is
why I need to do this within Java only.


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