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   Re: Mapping: Schema - Java

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  • From: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: 10 Mar 2000 13:22:50 -0600

Stefan Haustein <haustein@kimo.cs.uni-dortmund.de> writes:

> > "Box, Don" wrote:
> > 
> > Right. The SOAP approach is similar in spirit to the SML approach
> > - that is, if your goal is to use XML as a serialziation format
> > for your application's types, Section 8 defines a uniform method
> > for translating standard programming language constructs (e.g.,
> > struct, class, array) into XML and XML Schema. This method is
> > largely a formalization of element-normal-form encoding (which is
> > a/the core concept in SML).
> Hm, if I read the specs right, something looking more or less like 
> object serialization is described in " Generic Records".
> Wouldn't it be more appropiate to have an own section for object
> serialization (e.g. The "generic record" serialization
> makes it uneccesarily difficult for objects to serialize 
> themselves completely: The object description is broken into 
> the type attribute of the property element and the object
> content itself. Couln't objects just always be serialized
> like in the array case? 

How do you mean "like in the array case"?

For reference, using the generic record serialization to
serialize objects seems natural to me.

  -- Ken

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