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   Re: [xml-dev] Create XML

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 > That's disappointing.
 > Developers should feel safe and comfortable generating XML with
 > print statements, knowing that only < and & are special. I'm sure
 > (as your article points out), it *can* be more complicated, but in
 > most cases it never needs be.
 > The problem with "just as an XML API" is that you usually have to
 > build up a DOM or Infoset or some such, and then call a
 > serialization routine.  That's often ridiculously heavyweight for
 > the task at hand.

As API, you could use a SAX ContentHandler, which is quite
lightweight. The methods are very simple, for example startDocument(),
startElement(String namespaceURI, String localName, String qName,
Attributes atts), etc. For your usage, this does not require building
a DOM at any point. The method calls can directly output text. But at
least you have a slightly higher-level API that gives you the notion
of elements, namespaces, etc.



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