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Sams Teach Yourself J2EE™ in 21 Days by Peter Roxburgh, Andy Longshaw, Debbie Law, Dan Haywood, Martin Bond

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Java Architecture for XML Binding

DOM is a useful API allowing you to build and transform XML documents in memory. Unfortunately, DOM is somewhat slow and resource hungry. To address these problems, the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) is being developed through the Java Community Process (JCP) with an expert group consisting of representatives from many commercial organizations.

JAXB provides a mechanism that simplifies the creation and maintenance of XML-enabled Java applications. It does this by using an XML schema compiler (only DTDs at the time of writing) that translates XML DTDs into one or more Java classes, thereby removing the burden from the developer to write complex parsing code.

The generated classes handle all the details ...

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