[JSR308] Replace JAIF format with XML for external annotations

Bill Pugh pugh at cs.umd.edu
Tue Aug 21 18:39:30 EDT 2007

The JSR308 web pages proposal JAIF as an format for annotations  
external to both source and classfiles.


While I think that an external textual representation is a great  
idea, I am very dubious about having a representation described by a  
BNF grammar:

David Hovemeyer put some effort into parsing this, and it is taking  
more time than I would have hoped.

Why don't we just use an XML representation for the JAIF files?  
Parsing is so 20th century.


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