The Koala KBML package enables to serialize/deserialize JavaBeans to/from XML documents. KBML stands for Koala Bean Markup Language. KBML is 100% Java. KBML relies on a DOM light implementation over a SAX parser. Updated July 9 1999 or later [version 1.1a]. Authors: Philippe Kaplan and Thierry Kormann.
Rationale: "The Koala Bean Markup Language (KBML) is a Java library that enables the serialization of JavaBeans in XML. The Koala project has already provided such a library (KOML) which relies on java serialization to generate the XML. However this low-level approach is too close to the java serialization, and inherits the same drawbacks. IBM's BML is great, but it can only generate beans. There is currently no way to save beans in BML, in the general case. With KBML, a bean is saved as a class name with its property values. At load time, a new instance of the bean is created, and the property values are set. The mechanism is very simple, and relies completely on the bean protocol to save and load XML."