A Runtime System for XML Transformations in Java

  • Aske Simon Christensen
  • Christian Kirkegaard
  • Anders Møller


We show that it is possible to extend a general-purpose programming language with a convenient high-level data-type for manipulating XML documents while permitting (1) precise static analysis for guaranteeing validity of the constructed XML documents relative to the given DTD schemas, and (2) a runtime system where the operations can be performed efficiently. The system, named Xact, is based on a notion of immutable XML templates and uses XPath for deconstructing documents. A companion paper presents the program analysis; this paper focuses on the efficient runtime representation.
How to Cite
Christensen, A., Kirkegaard, C., & Møller, A. (2004). A Runtime System for XML Transformations in Java. BRICS Report Series, 11(33). https://doi.org/10.7146/brics.v11i33.21858