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  1. IzPack
  2. IZPACK-764

Improve XML handling - JAXB, XStream

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 5.0
    • Component/s: Compiler, Installer
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      Description

      Parsing XML documents in IzPack is currently incomplete. Even though the XML syntax is well-formatted, there are not recognized bad element or attribute names, thus using the IXmlElement is error-prone especially for typos. Parsing the installation descriptor (install.xml) and several XML resources could be migrated to a different approach.

      Best choices might be:

      • JAXB
        Integrated to Java SE 6 and OpenJDK 6.
      • XStream
        Requires additional dependencies.

      There is a good comparison available for both: How Does JAXB Compare to XStream?

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              Reporter:
              admin René Krell [Administrator]
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