[jdom-interest] JDOM vs. Java XML Data Binding

philip.nelson at omniresources.com philip.nelson at omniresources.com
Thu Mar 22 20:16:53 PST 2001

>  >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?

With the difficulties people are having on 1) what to put in their schemas
2)how to fit their unique business terminology into the language dictated by
industry schemas, and 3) the uncertainty surrounding adoption of schemas,
you have to wonder how good of a plan this is.  One friend of mine who is
the ceo of a medium size printing company said there were 75 different xml
"standards" for him to choose from! Would this XML Data Binding api create
an api for my data that I would actually want to use?  I think I'll be
skeptical on this api.  There wasn't any evidence of activity either. One of
the companies in the JSR has been sold.  And, as both are JSR's and don't do
exactly the same thing, I suppose they will both co-exist.  But, with luck,
JDOM will be done first....

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