[jdom-interest] JavaWorld vs JDOM

Michael Brennan Michael_Brennan at Allegis.com
Wed Mar 21 16:48:14 PST 2001

Thanks for sharing this. The author also states that "DTD was a quick fix to
a nonexistent validation mechanism". This is false. DTDs are a long-standing
mechanism that was carried over to XML from its SGML heritage.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph Bowbeer [mailto:jozart at csi.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 9:58 AM
> To: jdom-interest at jdom.org
> Subject: [jdom-interest] JavaWorld vs JDOM
> [ Aside: What's wrong with the jdom-interest list server?  I 
> sent 4 replies
> to the list 9 hours ago and none of them have shown up at
> lists.denveronline.net.  Is there any interest in moving the list to
> groups.yahoo.com? -Joe]
> Fyi. Here's a copy of a message I sent to JavaWorld 
> concerning some sloppy
> reporting in their current issue:
> ----- original message -----
> From: "Joseph Bowbeer" <jozart at csi.com>
> To: <vinay.aggarwal at javaworld.com>
> Subject: The Magic of Merlin
> Vinay,
> In your recent JavaWorld article you write:
>     "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
> validation."
>  The Magic of Merlin - Vinay Aggarwal
>  http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-03-2001/jw-0316-jdk.html
> However, your claim that XML Data Binding (JSR-31) is a 
> replacement for JDOM
> (JSR-102) is wrong.  Yes, they are both Java-XML tools, and 
> they obviously
> can be compared, but one does not subsume the other.
> Also, according to the Merlin Feature List available below (rev 0.65 -
> 1/15/2001), XML Data Binding is not among Merlin's features.
>  http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/communityprocess/review/jsr059/
> --
> Joe Bowbeer

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