document generation

Stefan Haustein haustein at
Mon Jan 10 18:27:14 GMT 2000

> I need to pull loads of info from a DB and generate some XML conforming to
> a DTD I made up recently.  My question is: is the recommended way of
> generating XML in this scenario to just actually write the XML out to a
> PrintWriter, printing a line at time (sort of a 'manual' process)...or is
> there some certain recommended way of building the document in memory and
> then writing it out at once? (or, more likely, buildling a few nodes at a
> time and writing them; the potential memory requirements of a document of
> this size would be prohibitive)

If the DOM model is not needed for any other reason, I would not build
Just don't forget that you need to escape some characters before writing 
them out as text content.

<  ->  &lt;
&  ->  &amp;


Best regards


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