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From Aleksander Slominski <>
Subject AXIOM and DOM [Re: [Axis2] AXIOM goals
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 17:04:17 GMT
Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:

>"Aleksander Slominski" <> writes:
>>* AXIOM API allows to supports DOM L2 (L3?) as an addon for cases when
>>security is used [for example WSS4J implementation XML Security requires
>>DOM as it uses libs requiring DOM]; when not DOM is not required then
>>AXIOM can be used without DOM APIs to achieve better performance and
>>lower memory footprint [configurable feature requested when OM is created]
>No. DOM support is a layer on top of AXIOM, not built into AXIOM.
that is what i meant by saying that DOM support is "addon".

>Building the DOM impl is not a requirement to complete AXIOM. However,
>we will have to build it when plugging in the WSS4J code for sure and
>at that time it may be decided that it makes sense to keep that impl
>near/in AXIOM makes sense. Right now I'm -1 to saying the DOM impl is
>part of AXIOM because its not needed for Axis2 to complete.
i changed wording to indicate we should just make _possible_ to build 
DOM on top of AXIOM so AXIOM API has nothing preventing doing this and 
if possible makes it easier to build DOM impl on top of AXIOM?

how does this sound?



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