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constructing xml through java bean

 
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Hello
I have java bean in session, please, let me kow how can i construct a xml file with ben properties and values as xml nodes.
which is the best approach to take.
i have to do it in jsp or in a class.
provide me details.

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Srinivas,
You want to do this in a Java class, not in the JSP. That would be way too much logic in a JSP.

It's just a matter of writing a method on the java bean that writes out XML. You need to decide on what the XML should look like. What should be the node names, etc.

If you are just doing this once, it is easiest to hand code. If you are doing it a lot, there are Java/XML mapping libraries that can generate the XML.
 
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Have something to add.
If there is no requirement to xml structure and the main idea - convert bean to xml and back populate to bean, then the XStream is very usable. Refer this two minutes tutorial
May be that is the best choice in your situation.
 
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If the beans truely conform to the JavaBeans spec, then the easiest would be to use the java.beans.XMLEncoder/XMLDecoder classes. No extra library to use and learn - very handy!
 
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