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Re: XML for Java serialization
To: Paul Prescod <paul@-------.--->
Date: 1/29/1999 3:37:00 PM
Paul Prescod wrote: > Tyler Baker wrote: > > > > With respect to using XML as an alternative serialization format for Java, the big > > limitation here is that things really break down whenever you try and externalize Java > > objects that are not structured in tree form. Solving this problem is not impossible, > > but it certainly is difficult. > > I don't think that this problem is particularly hard. Java has references, > XML has ID references. You can easily model one with the other. > > The only probably is that Java objects serialized as documents are going > to be <VERY> <VERBOSE>. Well it is pretty simple to say IDs are the answer. They are indeed a possibility. Try coming up with an implementation which resolves circular references and can be rebuilt back into its original in-memory data structure. Implementation is not as simple as it sounds... Tyler xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)