XML Matters, The XOM Java XML API
A rigorously correct tree-oriented XML model
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Date archived: May 15, 2019 | First published: December 17, 2003
In this installment, David looks at Elliotte Rusty Harold's
XOM. Broadly speaking, this is yet another
object-oriented XML API, somewhat in the style of DOM, however a number of
XOM apart, and Harold argues that they are
important design elements. Chief among these is a rigorous insistence on
maintaining invariants in in-memory objects so that an
XOM instance can always be serialized to
correct XML. In addition,
XOM aims at greater simplicity
and regularity than other Java XML APIs. You can share your thoughts on this
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