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<h1>The Jakarta Commons <em>Digester</em> Component</h1>
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<a href="#Introduction">[Introduction]</a>
<a href="#Dependencies">[Dependencies]</a>
<a href="#Release Info">[Release Info]</a>
<a href="#Committers">[Committers]</a>
<a href="#Action Items">[Action Items]</a>
<a name="Introduction"></a>
<h3>1. INTRODUCTION</h3>
This scope of the <em>Digester</em> component is primarily
oriented to XML -> Java object mapping.
A <em>Digester</em> processes an XML input stream by matching a
series of element nesting patterns to execute Rules that have been added
prior to the start of parsing. This package was inspired by the
<code>XmlMapper</code> class that was part of Tomcat 3.0 and 3.1,
but is organized somewhat differently.
The original source was donated by the
<a href="">Struts Framework</a> subproject.
<a name="Dependencies"></a>
<h3>2. DEPENDENCIES</h3>
<p>The <em>Digester</em> component is dependent upon the following external
components for development and use:</p>
<li><a href="">Java Development Kit</a>
(Version 1.2 or later)</li>
<li><strong>XML Parser</strong> compatible with the JAXP/1.1 specification.
Examples compatible implementations include:
<li><a href="">JAXP/1.1 Reference Implementation</a></li>
<li><a href="">Xerces</a> (Version 1.3.1 or later)</li>
<li><a href="">Jakarta Commons BeanUtils</a></li>
<li><a href="">Jakarta Commons Collections</a></li>
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<h3>3. RELEASE INFO</h3>
<p>Current Release:
<a href="">Version 1.1.1</a></p>
<p>Planned Next Release: Real Soon Now :) See the
<a href="#Action Items">Action Items</a> list for tasks that need to be
completed prior to this release.</p>
<a name="Committers"></a>
<h3>4. COMMITTERS</h3>
<p>The following individuals are the primary developers and maintainers of this
component. Developers who plan to use <em>Digester</em> in their own
projects are encouraged to collaborate on the future development of this
component to ensure that it continues to meet a variety of needs.</p>
<li><a href="">Craig McClanahan</a></li>
<li>Rodney Waldhoff</li>
<li><a href="">Scott Sanders</a></li>
<li><a href="">Geir Magnusson Jr.</a></li>
<li><a href="">Robert Burrell Donkin</a></li>
<a name="Action Items"></a>
<h3>5. ACTION ITEMS</h3>
<p>The following action items need to be completed prior to a Version 1.2
release of this component:</p>
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<th width="80%">Action Item</th>
<th width="20%">Volunteer</th>
<td><strong>Feedback from logging</strong>. Let us know how the logging API
is working for you.
<td align="center">YOU ;-)</td>
<td><strong>Install / Use Documentation</strong>. Create simple
installation and User's Guide documentation for this component.</td>
<td align="center">Craig</td>