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david garcia

Joined: Nov 06, 2004
Posts: 5

This is part of my xml file:

I was thinking if this is the best approach to design this, i think i could have a class Condition that "has a" Criterion (size, date, pattern...).

The problem i see is that anytime i add a new criterion in my xml file, i would have to create a new Class. Am i right?

Is this the best approach to do this?

Thanks in advance
Ta Ri Ki Sun
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 442
Originally posted by david garcia:

I would have it exactly as a code generator would give it to me if passed such an xml file, except I'd probably rename some of your properties.

You might not be using a generator now, or a tool that takes an xml file and populates an object for you, or visa versa, but who knows what you'd do in the future.
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