[jdom-interest] Factories for Builders

Joseph Bowbeer jozart at csi.com
Tue Apr 17 23:48:55 PDT 2001

John Gaunt writes:

> I'm interested because I need to serialize data from a
> JTree and since the serialization isn't version safe on
> these yet I need another method.

This may be completely off-base, but check-out the JSR for XML-based
persistence of JavaBeans:

JSR-57 Long-term Persistence for JavaBeans

The XML encoder for JavaBeans is one of the new features in 1.4.  It should
eliminate the need for many JavaBeans to implement Serializable:


Summary: XMLEncoder archives graphs of JavaBeans as textual representations
of their public properties.  Like Java source files, documents written this
way have a natural immunity to changes in the implementations of the classes
involved.  These documents are portable and version resilient, structurally
compact, and fault tolerant.

Joe Bowbeer

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