[jdom-interest] An interesting XML parser

Rosen, Alex arosen at silverstream.com
Sat Mar 24 11:08:09 PST 2001

> http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-elexml/ind
> ex.html?open&l=136,t=gr,p=electricXML

Even more interesting, on the actual web site for the parser, check out the
comparison of Electric XML vs. JDOM:

It contains a couple of false or misleading statements ("As far as we can tell,
JDOM was designed to make DOM easier to use"). It also doesn't point out two of
JDOM's biggest advantages over Electric XML: it's fully open source, and it
will (presumably) become a standard part of the JDK.

On the other hand, there are a couple of features (aside from the claimed
speed) that seem pretty cool: the integrated XPath support, and the clever
namespace support (at least it seems clever, there may be hidden consequences
of this scheme). I wonder if these are worth borrowing?


P.S. Jason, Brett, should anyone who intends to contribute code to JDOM avoid
downloading this product, just in case?

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