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From "Adolfo Miguelez" <>
Subject Why digester?
Date Sat, 22 Jun 2002 14:38:07 GMT
Hi All,

a strange question this time. I just wonder why Struts (and other Jakarta 
products, as Commons bunch, etc) is based in the digester parser rather than 
JAXP, JDOM, or another one.

I guess, that Jakarta guys have developed a parser from scrath, in order to 
customize it for their necesities. However, I also guess that it does not 
match the Java/Sun specs. So my own response is having a parser that they 
consider confidable and that they could configure to match they requisites.

The question arises when, thinking in extend Struts, with some ocasional 
code that could parse a XML file, I wonder what advantages give me to use 
the digester? Why Jakarta guys implemented and use it?

Any light to clarify this design question would be appreciated. Thanks in 


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