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From Robert McIntosh <>
Subject Re: Model 2 with a half-order of X
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2003 17:13:51 GMT
If you go with JAXP, you can plug in your parser of choice, such as 
Xerces/Xalan. You can also plugin Dom4J (, if you want a 
lighter weight DOM model. I haven't used it yet personally, but they 
have some nice features, support JAXP (among others), built on the 
Collections API and they have some benchmarks for comparisons.


Jeff Smith wrote:

>Thanks to all who responded. After reading those suggestions and wading
>through the billion or so pages on XML technologies, I'm going to tackle it
>this way:
>1) I'm already using header/footer/body tiles to construct the pages, so I
>can isolate my problem to just generating the doc itself in the document
>display tile.
>2) I'm going to use a three-step action to view the doc.
>    Step 1: Assemble the doc from the database elements into an XML DOM bean
>and stick that in the request scope.
>    Step 2: Chain to another action that applies content summarization
>filters and places an HTML fragment into the request scope
>    Step 3: Render the fragment into the tile (via the JSP) and rely on CSS
>classes to "skin" the display on the client side
>    (Although, steps 1 and 2 may collapse into a single action when I get
>into the thick of it.)
>I'll post a summary of results back here if anybody is interested.
>Does anybody have any recommendations regarding the merits of JAXP vs.
>Xerces/Xalan or maybe a plug for a 3rd alternative for implementing the XML
>engine stuff? (I'm particularly interested in notes on performance and
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