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Re: [xml-dev] Best way to create an XML document

On 13/04/2008, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
> > So to bring the thread back around to the original point -
>  > the easiest way to create an XML document is to use JAXB
>  > 2.1...  annotate your outermost container class then just
>  > marshall it out.  That's just 2 additional lines in its most
>  > basic form.
> I suspect this is only the easiest way to do it in cases where there is a
>  fairly close correspondence between the existing Java data structure and the
>  XML you want to create. Where I have had to do this, this has never been the
>  case.

The solution there is to have an extra layer between your code and the
pojos that map to the XML... Keep the XML to pojo really simple so
there is a close correspondence between the two, moving any complex
conversion to the extra layer.

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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