Hello To All ! I am a XML beginner and I need to find a some API to transform an XML data (fully String presented document like this : - <Listing> <Name>Mary Smith</Name> - <Address> <StreetNum>888</StreetNum> <StreetName>Broadway</StreetName> <City>Somewhere</City> <State>FL</State> <Zip>87654</Zip> - <PhoneNumber> <AreaCode>222</AreaCode> <Exchange>333</Exchange> <Number>4444</Number> </PhoneNumber> </Address> </Listing> - <Listing> ) represented in java.lang.String to Element and vice versa . I've tried some advantageous way using the JAXP compatible Xercer parser API's . (http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/books/xmljava/chapters/ch13s02.html#IndentedFibonacci.java) It's a good way to parse Element to String via XMLSerializer .. But my question is : Is some API's exist to MAP somehow existing Java Object (Class) to Defined XML structure and vice versa for Automatical parsing from XML to Java Object and From Java Object to XML ? If you know what I am talking about please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org .
There are several APIs for doing this. Sun and the Java Community Process are developing one called JAXB - Java Api for Xml Binding. See: http://java.sun.com/xml/jaxb/ I have been experimenting with it and found it pretty easy and fast. Another API is called CASTOR - I have not used it. Bill