A Sequence-based Type-Aware Interface for XML Processing

J. Kangasharju and T. Lindholm (Finland)

Keywords

Web and Internet Systems and Tools, Javabased Applica tions for Web, XML Processing Tools, DataOriented XML

Abstract

XML has recently made inroads into the data-oriented world of machine-to-machine interaction, most promi nently in the form of SOAP and Web services. In this paper we present a new programming interface that views XML documents as sequences of events, and into which awareness of data typing is built in. These two features are intended to make the interface attractive for data-oriented applications that do not use XML internally. Our experi ence in using this interface in a mobile middleware system indicates that this sequentiality combined with type aware ness and properly-layered higher-level interfaces provides a very natural way of handling XML for the data-oriented world.

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