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   Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] XML Enhancements for Java 1.0

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just curious, have you looked at JAXB?


Mukund Raghavachari wrote:

>We are happy to announce the release of the XML Enhancements for Java (XJ) 
>compiler and runtime system on Alphaworks (
>http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/xj).  The XML Enhancements for Java 
>(XJ) project extends Java 1.4 with first-class support for XML. In XJ, one 
>can import XML schemas just as one does Java classes.  All the element 
>declarations in the XML schema are then available to programmers as if 
>they were Java classes.  Programmers can write inline XPath expressions on 
>these classes, and the compiler checks them for correctness with respect 
>to the XML schema.  In addition, it performs optimizations to improve the 
>evaluation of XPath expressions.  A programmer may construct new XML 
>documents by writing XML directly inline.  Again, the compiler ensures 
>correctness with respect to the appropriate schema.  By integrating XML 
>and Java, XJ allows programmers to reuse existing Java libraries in the 
>development of XML code and vice-versa. The XJ language has the following 
>Familiarity (for the XML Programmer) : XML processing in XJ is consistent 
>with open XML standards.
>Robustness : XJ programs are strongly typed with respect to XML Schemas. 
>The XJ compiler can detect errors in uses of XPath expressions and 
>construction of XML data.
>Easier Maintenance: Since XJ programs are written in terms of XML and not 
>low-level APIs such as DOM or SAX, they are easier to maintain and modify 
>if XML Schemas change.
>Performance: Since the compiler is aware of the use of XML in a program, 
>it can optimize the runtime representation, parsing, and XPath evaluation 
>of XML.
>We have released a prototype compiler and runtime system on Alphaworks (
>http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/xj). XJ is an evolving language, and we 
>are extremely interested in feedback on the utility of its features. We 
>are interested in what people think about "tight" integration of XML into 
>Java. Our opinion is that it makes XML processing applications more 
>efficient and robust.
>Mukund Raghavachari
>IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
>XJ: the XMLification of Java (http://www.research.ibm.com/xj)
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