[jdom-interest] Wish-list

Rolf Lear jdom at tuis.net
Thu May 10 08:43:47 PDT 2012

So, searching the interweb, I see some discussion about JSON parsers... I
don't see a SAX specific one, but there appear to be a number of StAX-like
ones.... and we have StAX support directly now... ;-)

Loading JSON in to JDOM is probably a lot simpler than the opposite

I don't see how anything but a simple XML document could be output as a
JSON 'output'.... the challenge would be how to deal with the 'unusual'
XML-like concepts, rather than the easy stuff?

Like, if your XML has a namespace, then what?


On Thu, 10 May 2012 08:38:03 -0700, Chris Pratt <thechrispratt at gmail.com>
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but all that JDOM would need for that to work
> would be a JSON SAX parser and a JSON Outputter.  Those could even be
> packaged in a companion jar file for those that want the JDOM JSON
>   (*Chris*)
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 4:12 AM, Brad Cox <bcox at virtualschool.edu>
>> This is based on experience using both, not a deep analysis. More with
>> XML
>> than JSON to date. This work was in the context of building XACML
>> compilers
>> that use the W3C DOM tree as their expression tree. And inspired by
>> recent
>> W3C mailing list  discussions on standardizing a JSON syntax for XACML.
>> They seem to be  viewing JSON as I do, as a useful subset of XML, with
>> lack of namespaces and attributes the main differences I can think of
>> the moment. Lack of attributes not a problem for XACML; it hardly uses
>> them, just element values.
>> The notion is to add a JSON parser in front that builds the same XML
>> (J)DOM tree you build now, plus a output path that converts the tree to
>> JSON on demand. The proposed extension is appealing because it would
>> allow
>> the same XACML compiler to accept standard XACML and/or standard JSON,
>> and
>> to trivially convert between the representations.
>> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM, Rolf Lear <jdom at tuis.net> wrote:
>>> I would *love* to hear how you expect JDOM (XML-based) and JSON to
>>> out' in the same place .... ;-)
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