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XML DOM Question

Mike London
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Joined: Jul 12, 2002
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When you're building XML in code for a particular XML structure, are there any shortcuts to building the XML file (like document.CreateXMLFromSchema())?
Since each XML document is different there's always at least one DOM method I'd have to override to build that XML document (to create the nodes).
I'm interested in hearing about how anybody quickly builds an XML file from a DTD/Schema/Data or otherwise (if any of these are faster than manually coding each XML file separately.)
Thanks!!!
-- Mike
Steven Broadbent
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Joined: Dec 10, 2002
Posts: 400
with xml spy there is an option to create xml from a db table, although I have not used it.


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Andy Bowes
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Joined: Jan 14, 2003
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I would suggest that you have a look at JAXB from Sun (Java Technology & XML). It automatically creates a set of Java classes based on an XML schema definition to allow you to manipulate the XML document as if it is made up of java objects.
As an alternative, if you don't have a full schame then you could have a look at using JDOM (JDOM Home Page) to manipulate the XML elements. It's a lot simpler than using the Xerces API
HTH
Andy Bowes


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