Adding Typed Support to the StAX API
A discussion has been started in the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list about typed extensions to the StAX API. We hope this discussion will serve as the basis for a proposal to be incorporated in the next release of the API. Subscribe to the mailing list (it is moderated) if you are interested in influecing this next-gen API.
Here is the subscription page and the mailing list archive for the mailing list. To this point the discussion has been centered around (i) the scope of this work and (ii) how to actually extend the API with methods like getElementAsDouble() or writeElementFromByteArray(byte). See you there.