[jdom-interest] JDom-Dokument: Serialized oversized

Joseph Bowbeer jozart at csi.com
Fri May 4 11:26:29 PDT 2001

Sven Behrens writes:

> I hoped a JDOM-Document in a serialized form could be more
> compact.  However, the result of a very short test was, that a
> serialized JDOM-Document is about twice as large as the original
> XML-Document

See the "TODO serialization [eg]" thread in April.


> There is a "serialization" item in the TODO list already.  This
> information supplements that item.
> 2. Custom serialized form.  We should create a custom serialized
> form rather than using the default serialized form.  The default
> serialized form is generally a poor choice (except for simple "data"
> classes) because it allows the implementation details to leak-out into
> the public.  Therefore it's usually best to declare every field transient
> and code your own custom serialized form.  In addition to hiding
> implementation details, a custom serialized form can be more efficient
> in both space and time.

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