A working alternative to XML Data Binding (An Open Source Release Notice)

Bill la Forge b.laforge at jxml.com
Sat Sep 18 03:17:52 BST 1999

Having an easy way to convert XML documents to Java objects is (IMHO)
a great idea. But I don't like code generators. And XML Data Binding looks
like yet another reason to tie a project to a particular vendor's proprietary

MDSAX could be an answer, but it has been difficult to understand and
harder to use. But that is no longer true. MDSAX 2.0 has been reworked
with the intent of making it easy to use.

Like XML Data Binding, MDSAX uses a schema to drive the conversion
of XML documents into application-specific Java objects. But MDSAX 
is designed to work with existing objects (like Swing components), rather
than forcing a programmer to subclass generated code.

You might like the new documentation, too: http://www.jxml.com/mdsax/index.html

Bill la Forge, CTO
JXML, Inc.

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