XML Serialization

Previous chapters have described the rationale behind XML and explained its benefits, such as portability, interoperability, and so on. Although version 1.1.4 of the JDK predates much of the XML support now available for Java, many recent packages developed by the Java Community Process program provide mechanisms for applications written in Java to convert objects into XML representations and back again. Perhaps the best known of these is the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB), which is intended as a mechanism for serializing Java objects into an XML format. Related specifications include the Java API for XML-Based RPC (JAX-RPC) and the Java API for XML Messaging (JAXM). Both of these allow applications written in Java ...

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