When I create my own XML it is pretty lean. I had XML that looks more like
sentences than data delimiters (i.e

I haven't delved into JSON much yet, though it is something I definitely
need to review moving forward.

Aaron Bartell

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Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:55 PM
To: Java Programming on and around the iSeries / AS400
Subject: Re: Which UI "engine" to use?

Aaron Bartell wrote:
I get an XML feed from the server and it will have something like the

<form id="form1">
<button id="btnSubmit" x="12" y="100" value="Submit" />

Based on that I know I need to display a form with a single button on the
screen which I do by parsing the XML and incrementally "drawing it" by
instantiating AWT objects and adding them to a panel/frame.

Just as an aside, if you have control over both sides of the
conversation, XML could be overkill for this, especially if you're going
to use your own syntax. You might look at JSON instead. JSON is
leaner. But a lot depends on how fat your XML is in the first place.


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