[jdom-interest] jdom serialization - is it the best way to go ?

Kimpton,C (Chris) KimptonC at rabo-bank.com
Mon Mar 26 04:41:16 PST 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: philip.nelson at omniresources.com
> [mailto:philip.nelson at omniresources.com]
> > We are using jdom to manage our xml and looking for the best 
> > way to send the
> > data around - the quickest seems to be by serializing the 
> > jdom object - as
> > opposed to SAX/DOM parsing of XML text.  
> > 
> > Although even this is quite slow.
> > 
> > I am just looking for some "real-world" feedback on what 
> > others have found
> > works...
> > 
> > We are almost considering writing our own, to ensure we get adequate
> > speed....
> Whoa, scary legal stuff ;^)

Tell me about it - more on the way...

> This has been discussed pretty heavily in the past.  There is 
> not widespread
> agreement on the *best* way to do it but it's pretty clear that the
> *fastest* way to perform it would be to write a custom
> serialization/deserialization method.  Many of the 
> discussions about where
> JDOM fits into your program affect this as well.
> _______________________________________________

Sorry, I wasn't clear - its the speed we are looking for - especially on the

To write a custom serialization/deserialization, I presume we are talking
about a core change to jdom - as the code would need to know what jdom
fields to send/not send.  I don't suppose anyone has done this already   :-)


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