What XML tag to Java method binding solution exist?
peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Thu Jun 18 20:37:24 BST 1998
At 16:22 18/06/98 +0100, Michael Kay wrote:
>>Rolande Kendal asked:
>>What XML tag to Java method binding solutions exist?
>I'm not sure exactly what you mean by the question. If you
>want to write specific Java classes to process specific XML
>element types, this is exactly what SAXON gives you.
Agreed. In principle this is a very important area and is certainly
interesting to W3C members. I think it naturally comes out of the DOM - but
I'd be happy to have more authoritative comment. In principle XSL *could*
when I raised this many months ago, the feeling was that embedding Java in
XSL was too challenging at that time.
In JUMBO1 there was a mechanism for mapping elements to java classes that
was Namespace-aware. It is possible that such a mechanism may arise out of
the XSchema initiative. The major question we would need to address is how
to map methods onto this. Thus when an event occurs, or a rule is triggered
*which* method is invoked? In JUMBO I used a simple convention that
clicking on an element activated display(), and every FOONode.java
implements a display() method. We may need others, like print(), write(),
getDisplayCompenent(), validate(), etc.
I'd be very happy to see other comments on this :-)
Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary
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