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Trader Joey
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Joined: May 11, 2000
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I have an application that sends XML data in a string format. I need to decode this data to form java objects. I have the DTD for the XML. how do i proceed ? Please help.
Michael Hildner
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
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I am new to xml myself but have achieved what you are asking. I used SAX to instantiate my object in the startDocument() method, then populated instance variables by using the endElement() method.
I have no idea if this is a good approach, but it works. It was sort-of built off the tutorial for JAXP 1.1, early access 2. The java xml stuff is at
I hope this helps,

(a few minutes later...)
I just went to that site and saw that JAXP 1.1 final was released earlier this month. I would imagine that's the API to use.
[This message has been edited by Michael Hildner (edited February 27, 2001).]
I agree. Here's the link:
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