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Philip Pross
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Joined: Jan 17, 2001
Posts: 76
Howdy, I was wondering if someone can help me out. I'm working with java 1.2.2 on a unix server, with all the tutorals around I'm feeling pretty confused. I found most examples use swing, how do I get around this. I want to keep the same java version ...........
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
You may have a serious problem if you want to continue use of SDK 1.2.2 - It looks like Sun's current releases of XML tools expect SDK 1.3 or 1.4.
mark evertz

Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 22
Of course you can use your Java version but it's less comfortable since you have to download the needed xml packages seperately.
All you need (and good tutorials too), can be found on
Of course you have to add these packages to the classpath.
der kaan

Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 1
i think you don�t need to change your jdk...
you should look at there you�ll find everthing you need for java/xml ptogramming.
best regards
M.K.A. Monster
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Joined: May 02, 2002
Posts: 130
I'm also thinking about using xml for a number of things. I've been looking for some interesting tools/API's, because I think the xml API's delivered by SUN are extremely difficult to understand.
The best tool I found was Electric XML, its free and the user guid sais the following.
Electric XMLTM is a Java toolkit for parsing and manipulating XML documents.
Here are the main features that distinguish Electric XML from other XML toolkits:
- It is simple, with an intuitive API.
- It is small, packaged as a standalone 64K JAR file.
- It is fast.
- It is comprehensive, with support for namespaces, XPath and multiple encoding schemes.
- It is standards-compliant, with native support for the W3C DOM and SAX interfaces.
Electric XML+TM is a superset of Electric XML that includes the following additional features:
- Transparent, bidirectional, XML serialization.
- Command-line tools for generating Java from XML schema and XML schema from Java.
- Unique annotated schema system allows default mappings to be overridden without coding.
- Fast transactional persistence for storing Java objects as XML documents.
- Flexible, easy-to-use XML pattern matching algorithms with support for constraints.
- Electric XML and Electric XML+TM are both free for most commercial uses.
I hope everyone thinks this is some interesting information.
Philip Pross
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Joined: Jan 17, 2001
Posts: 76
Thanks alot to everyone. I'm looking into all of the suggusted links.
I agree. Here's the link:
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