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Properties file Vs Xml

James Gordon
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Joined: Aug 09, 2002
Posts: 106
I'd used both the Java properties file and xml
for storing configuration settings before. Dealing
with Xml seems to be slightly more tedious
compared to the properties file.
If I would to decide on which to choose, I think
I'll choose the properties file. However, I came
across many application using Xml for this purpose
and basically, I can't see any good reasons for
doing so, apart of Xml having a hierarchical
Any comments?
Thanks in advance.
William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
Posts: 986

It looks better on your resume.

Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Neither one
That all old hat - the NEWEST cool thing to use is Preferences.
(At least for today . . . . )

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