want to provide a solution for using XML from Java that is as simple
as Java itself.
There is no
compelling reason for a Java API to manipulate XML to be complex,
tricky, unintuitive, or a pain in the neck. JDOMTM
is both Java-centric and Java-optimized. It behaves like Java, it
uses Java collections, it is completely natural API for current
Java developers, and it provides a low-cost entry point for using
While JDOM interoperates
well with existing standards such as the Simple API for XML (SAX)
and the Document Object Model (DOM), it is not an abstraction layer
or enhancement to those APIs. Rather, it provides a robust, light-weight
means of reading and writing XML data without the complex and memory-consumptive
options that current API offerings provide.