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   Re: [xml-dev] Have JDOM / XOM / etc. failed? If so, why?

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Tatu Saloranta wrote:
> --- "Oleg A. Paraschenko" <olpa@xmlhack.ru> wrote:
>>> But if this is true, why have cleaner, programming
>> language-friendly
>>> alternatives failed to displace the dear old DOM
>> as the dominant XML
>>> programming model after all these years?
>> Being a mediocre Java coder, I wonder if the
>> alternatives do really
>> provide any benefits, comparing to the standard DOM
>> with XPath support.
> ...
>> I've looked at the home pages of JDOM, dom4j, XOM,
>> and only XOM has
>> description how it is different from other
>> competitors. I don't believe
>> the words "easy to use, intuitive, optimised,
>> flexible, unique, open
>> source": these words are everywhere.
> But wouldn't the best way to know for sure be to try
> them out? Since all these choices basically still do
> the same thing (offer a mutable in-memory tree model
> of the xml infoset) it may not be possible to
> summarize differences in simple yet accurate and
> dev-credible way.
i wonder if anybody created Java 5 specific API that uses Iterable and
generics and other syntax sugar? i did something like that and it can be
fun and even makes code that deals with XML in Java look easier to read ...



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