XML for Java serialization

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Fri Jan 29 14:12:39 GMT 1999

Tyler Baker wrote:
> With respect to using XML as an alternative serialization format for Java, the big
> limitation here is that things really break down whenever you try and externalize Java
> objects that are not structured in tree form.  Solving this problem is not impossible,
> but it certainly is difficult.

I don't think that this problem is particularly hard. Java has references,
XML has ID references. You can easily model one with the other.

The only probably is that Java objects serialized as documents are going
to be <VERY> <VERBOSE>.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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