Not much to say here, except to mention that I’m just about finished the implemention of the feature I talked about in my last entry. So far, it’s only about 300 lines of code for the sub-segmentation part, and another 300 or so for the back-conversion.

“How did he manage all this so quickly ?”, I hear you ask ?

Well, something that would have taken yonks in SAX, a fair while in DOM and would be virtually impossible in XSLT (go on, prove me wrong !) I’ve got mostly working in less than a day, using JAXB – if you’ve never used it before, do yourself a favour and have a quick read of this article, which is a good introduction.

Developers working on JAXB : Thank you – I owe you beer! (probably several)

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