[jdom-interest] Re: JDOM vs. Java XML Data Binding
jozart at csi.com
Mon Mar 19 21:24:26 PST 2001
Aleksi Kallio mailto:makallio at saunalahti.fi wrote:
> What are you opinions on Merlin (ie. JDK 1.4)
> and its Java XML Data Binding?
> Will it kill JDOM? Will they coexist?
> Is it even reasonably to compare them?
Funny you should ask. I just noticed this *surprising* claim concerning the
1.4 release (Merlin) in the current issue of JavaWorld:
"The JDOM API will not be supported; instead, a new specification called
XML Data Binding is under development and will be shipped with Merlin. XML
Data Binding is much more powerful than JDOM; it is a combination of
powerful document definition and corresponding XML parsing and data
I think JDOM and XML Data Binding (Adelard) are like apples and oranges.
They're both Java-XML tools and they can be compared, but it doesn't make
sense to ask if one will kill the other.
For now, I'm going to punt on actually comparing them. I hope someone else
will follow up. I will mention that data binding, in my experience, has not
lived up to my expectations, but, then again, I haven't played with Adelard.
----- original message -----
From: Aleksi Kallio makallio at saunalahti.fi
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 19:01:50 +0200
What are you opinions on Merlin (ie. JDK 1.4) and its Java XML Data Binding?
Will it kill JDOM? Will they coexist? Is it even reasonably to compare them?
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