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Hola, I was just wondering: how well into Java one should be in order to start going through SOAP/JAXP/other Java+XML technologies. Before I started learning Java I did some XML and have the basics well under my belt. I also have a good grasp at OOP principles and good basics of Java... hell, I can even through in some swing Is there any particular part of Java Standard Edition that needs to be focused on before going for Java+XML technologies? Mucho thanks,
Assuming you mean working with XML in Java, then I think basic understanding of OO concepts is a must, because you will need to understand the XML API's to make any sense of it. JDOM is a very good XML API, I thoroughly recommend it. Data Structures would be VERY useful, because often you are getting data out of an XML document and want to process it.