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Anthony B. Coates writes:
> Larry Cable once apologised to me for 2 things in Java, while he
> was still at Sun: applets & Java serialisation. He felt then that
> XML was a far better solution than Java serialisation. Not that
> I've kept up with how Java serialisation has moved on since then
> (2000), but I wonder if it has really improved enough, particularly
> the fact that deserialisation was slower than parsing the
> equivalent XML.
Automating XML/code connections, either through data binding or simply
through automatic serialization, has been a sort-of philosopher's
stone in parts of the XML community (with all that implies).
All the best,
David Megginson, email@example.com, http://www.megginson.com/