[jdom-interest] Embedding HTML in XML
jhunter at acm.org
Mon Jun 26 15:25:30 PDT 2000
> i can't get that to work, though, can i? i wondered about putting the text
> with the <i> in a CDATA section or something, but will jdom even let me do
> that (i.e., ever not turn <> into <>)?
You can customize the XMLOutputter to output your special element
contents raw and unescaped. I think you could write a subclass that
overrode printElement() and did something special for your element but
called super.printElement() otherwise. Again, you'll have to be
vigilant that the HTML inclusion doesn't make your XML document
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Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 09:13:55 -0700
From: Josh Rehman <jrehman at pacbell.net>
Subject: RE: [jdom-interest] Disruptive technologies
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I did not understand Simon's article. It appears to be a rather high level
speculative article about the implications of XML. I believe that a
restatement of his thesis, without jargon ('disruptive technology'?!), would
be, "XML implies wider changes to internet technologies than most would
believe." How is this thesis supported?
There are 2 sections, one on XMLs impact on current technology, and a
shorter speculative section.
Maybe its my fault that I don't really understand what "XML demands
"adaptive reuse" of existing infrastructure" means. Even with the examples
that follow (which I assume are meant to illustrate what the term "adaptive
reuse" means), it doesn't become clear. Again, its probably my fault since I
am not up on many of the protocol initiatives that Simon mentions (XML-RPC,
SOAP, new MIME identifiers!).
For better or for worse, I have a hard time understanding solutions to
problems that I haven't had, can't anticipate, and don't have a good way to
visualize. And I'm a programmer! I can only imagine how well these kinds of
arguments would go over with management staff, when talking about
anticipating the reimplimention of core infrastructure (Scenario: 'OK Bob,
XML is disruptive. Plan on replacing any software that even knows about the
existance of HTTP, SMTP, MIME, or URIs. I know, its a big headache but you
might as well bite the bullet. Why should you do this? Ha, I just told you!
XML is a disruptive technology!')
Don't get me wrong, I love abstraction as a tool to make concrete problems
more tenable. But Simon's article was a bit too far in the clouds for me.
But it just seemed a restatment of what every programmer knows: data
structures are the core of any software system. Change these strucutures,
and the system will drastically change. XML represents an oppurtunity to
recast common data structures into a homogenous format, which improves data
exchange mechanisms between disparate systems. Because of this, distributed
systems will change, simplify, and become more common. Why all the drama?
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