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Favorite java-xml mapping tool ?

 
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Hi,
I'm looking for a good tool capable of xml serialization/deserialization -namely, coverting java classes to XML and vise versa. It may rely on binding of scheam/DTD, but it doesn't have to.


It would be nice to have added features, such as:
- Configure tag names (e.g. change <employees> tag to <workers> even though the java property is called "employees")
- Support for relationships. For instance, if Company holds a list of Employees, and each Employee has a reference back to its parent company, it would be nice if the XML serializer deals with it without going into an infinite loop, and without loosing the relationship on de-serialization.

I've started considering either Castor or Betwix, but haven't had the time yet to have a good look at them. Recommendations would be most appreciated.

Thanx a lot in advance.
 
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Castor
 
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Thank you!
 
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You can also do the same using JAXB, Quick, or zeus

A good article on different tools is available at this url
[ June 24, 2004: Message edited by: Arun Prasath ]
 
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Thanks for the great link
 
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Try Betwixt -- and let me know how it works out.
 
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