[jdom-interest] * Using JDOM In Applet Help Needed

Dennis Sosnoski dms at sosnoski.com
Wed May 16 23:59:11 PDT 2001

You might want to look at Electric XML
(http://www.themindelectric.com/products/xml/xml.html). It's not as full featured as
JDOM and has some differences from SAX-based parser models, but it has the advantage
of needing only a 43K jar including parser.

  - Dennis

Josh Lam wrote:

> Hi,
> First, I just want to thank Jason and Brett for
> creating JDOM and I am glad to be able to use it.
> I am also a new comer to XML and I am currently
> involved in a project in which I would like to use
> JDOM for XML manipulation in a applet.
> I noticed that JDOM makes use of the xerces.jar file.
> However, the xerces.jar file is about 1.4 M. I don't
> think its a good idea for users of the applet to
> download the entire xerces.jar file (in addition to
> other jar files) over a 28.8 modem (one requirement of
> the project).  As far as my needs go, I am only going
> to use the SAXBuilder to traverse xml files.
> I was wondering if it is a good idea to repackage the
> xerces.jar file, ie extract only those classes needed
> by JDOM?  If so, what is the minimum set of classes I
> need?
> Or are there any other alternatives?
> Thanks.
> --
> Josh
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