[jdom-interest] Have you had success with JDOM?

Jon Baer jonbaer at digitalanywhere.com
Tue Jan 23 11:11:41 PST 2001

While I cant comment on the project, I want to add something to your post ... I think
you need to repost what your goals *with* XML are, for example DOM and SAX both have
their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to dealing with XML.  What JDOM (in
my opinion does) is lets you be more comfortable and more productive in dealing with

For example if you can look at a document and you know what you need for that
particular moment, it doesnt get any easier ... and if you are familiar with
Collection API, HashMap, ArrayList, etc you can see what JDOM really is, a nice neat
way to collect items in a document.

I seriously dont think XML needs to be overcomplicated, I remember when Id go to the
store and there would be maybe four or five books on it that told a good story, now
there are 4 shelves dealing with XML ... leading many (in my opinion) to think they
need a special degree just for dealing with XML.

JDOM is lightweight, clean, you can make it smarter, and best of all its open source
to adjust it for your needs.

- Jon

Cyrus Kalbrener wrote:

> I am a development lead on a project that will be relying heavily on XML.
> We have chosen JDOM as our API for working with XML, however management is
> full of questions about the fact that it is still beta, unsupported, etc..
> I'm sure many of you have encountered this before.
> I would like to hear from those of you that have already used JDOM in a
> production environment.  I need to harvest your opinions, anecdotes,
> mistakes and disasters so that I can reassure our management that we are, in
> fact, on the right path.
> I would appreciate it if you were willing to talk with one of our managers
> about JDOM, but it is certainly not a requirement.
> Please post your stories to the list so that others may benefit from them as
> well.  If you have already posted a story, please forward a reference to
> that posting.
> Thank you very much!
> Cyrus J. Kalbrener
> Nistevo
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