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   RE: [xml-dev] What is XML For?

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> Castor can actually also generate beans from an XML Schema too. There
> are three types of use of the Marshalling Framework in Castor:
> 1- you have an XML schema (or a DTD) and no object model: castor can
> generate a Java object model from the XML schema as well as a set of
> classes that will hold the XML information needed to validate the data
> read or write.
> 2- you have an existing object model and you want to 
> read/write XML from
> it by customizing Castor: you can configure a mapping file that will
> hold the mapping information between an XML document and your object
> model.
> 3- you have a set of beans: Castor will introspect them to read/write
> XML.
> You can also leverage those 3 approaches to fit your needs.
> More information on Castor is available at www.castor.org and will
> support JAXB in a future release.

It's worth mentioning that Castor also has the ability to store Java objects
in SQL database tables through the use of mapping files. If you're
interested, check out my recent article at


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