Fw: Generating XML

Oren Ben-Kiki oren at capella.co.il
Thu Jan 21 10:41:33 GMT 1999

david at megginson.com wrote:

>Michael.Kay at icl.com writes:
> > My normal way is to have a "writeXML()" method on the relevant
> > object, which calls writeXML() methods on its component objects,
> > and so on. A lot depends on how close the java object structure is
> > to the desired XML document structure.
>A more elegant (if slightly more verbose) alternative is to have a
>separate XMLWriter interface, so that you can write the XML out in
>different ways (with or without preserving internal entity references,

And we already have this interface defined (or 90% of it, at least) - the
SAX "parsing events" interface. I really think it should be defined as "DOM
tree visitor" interface - the parsing application is just one sample. It is
already used as an "XMLWriter" interface in XP, for example.

Share & Enjoy,

    Oren Ben-Kiki

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