Thursday, 31 July 2008

Java: determining the version of an XML document

When working with XML in Java, it is not uncommon to want to work with the data using strongly typed objects that enforce the document structure. That is, you want to use Java Beans rather than a Document Object Model (DOM).

A number of technologies can be used to automate this transformation, such as the Apache Commons Digester (a rules-based entity mapper) or XMLBeans (which provides schema-based bean generation).