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   Re: [xml-dev] What is XML For?

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Sorry man, Java serialization is broken.
Its so fragile as to be useless *and* its a private binary format.
Nobody uses it that cares about meeting important dates or cares about 
schema migration or extension.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 01:34  PM, David Byrden wrote:

> "Danny Ayers" <danny666@virgilio.it> wrote:
> >> it's relatively simple to modify data saved from version x to
> >> allow loading into version x++, something that can't be done with 
> Java's
> >> own serialization....
> Actually, Java serialisation HAS a powerful versioning capability.
> It requires adding custom nontrivial code to the class, or at least
> to the later versions of the class; but it can be done.
> 					David
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