Taming XML: Objects first, then markup

13 years 6 months ago
Taming XML: Objects first, then markup
Abstract—Processing markup in object-oriented languages often requires the programmer to focus on the objects generating the markup rather than the more pertinent domain objects. The BetterXML framework aims to improve this situation by allowing the programmer to develop a domain-specific object model as usual and later bind this model to preexisting or newly generated markup. To this end, the framework provides two types of object trees, XElement and NaturalXML, for representing XML documents. XElement goes beyond DOM-like automatic parsing of XML by supporting the custom mapping of elements to domain objects; NaturalXML allows the mapping of existing domain objects to XML elements using class metadata. Both types of object trees can be inflated and deflated by means of a common intermediate representation in the form of an event stream. Finally, the framework includes the XML Intermediate Representation (XIR), a lossless record-oriented representation of XML documents for effic...
Matt Bone, Peter F. Nabicht, Konstantin Läufe
Added 29 May 2010
Updated 29 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where EIT
Authors Matt Bone, Peter F. Nabicht, Konstantin Läufer, George K. Thiruvathukal
Comments (0)