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Re: Using the DOM with Java

From: Mike Champion <mcc@arbortext.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 10:26:57 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19981202102657.00b9fea0@pophost.arbortext.com>
To: Jonathan Robie <jonathan@texcel.no>
Cc: f.cameron@ulst.ac.uk, www-dom@w3.org
At 10:06 AM 12/2/98 -0500, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>
>Hmmm....we seem to have interpreted the question differently.
>
>I thought she wanted to take information from web pages and put them into
>traditional databases, not XML/SGML/HTML repositories like Texcel. For
>repositories, the best route is for the repository vendor to support the
>DOM directly, as we intend to. I can't say anything about dates, though.

Fair enough ... Another thought I had is that it *should* be possible to
write a DOM application in Java that serializes an XML or HTML document (or
subtree) to/from a database using JDBC.  (I forget -- are there some
limitations on a DOM application's ability to serialize an arbitrary
document?  Perhaps some of the XML entity/notation stuff won't round-trip,
my memory is fuzzy ... But the DOM Level 1 *should* be powerful enough to
serialize an HTML or simple XML document, right?).  Has anyone seen such a
thing, or tried to do it?

Mike Champion
Received on Wednesday, 2 December 1998 10:28:56 GMT

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