The XMLOatmeal Project

The XMLOatmeal Project was conceived in 1998 when XML first started becoming popular. The idea came from the realization of a need for some way to automatically bind XML with objects in any language.

The project was to take place in two phases:

*The first phase was to take a DTD and automatically convert it into classes that would generate/read XML based on the DTD. However, lots of other projects were already doing this, like JAXB, etc, so this phase was started but thrown out.

*Phase 2 involved the harder part of taking pre-existing classes and making them transparently serialize/deserialize themselves through XML. This is what XMLOatmeal is today. Running the XMLOatmeal preprocessor on your class files generates extra functions in your code that marshall/unmarshall the objects via XML.

Currently XMLOatmeal is implemented for Java classes and uses the Apache Xerces 2.0 SAX parser for XML parsing.

Please see the project page at SourceForge.net for more information.
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