If I were to paraphrase your statement, "there should be some standard way to make integrate DOM withJ2EE applications" DOM is an evolving standard. Just like J2EE, is just a specification. However unlike J2EE it is language independent. JAXP can be considered as a significant milestone on the path of integrating XML technologies into the Java world. I think JAXP and the XML databinding specification will eventually become a part of J2EE components.
------------------ Ajith Kallambella M. Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform. IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies, V1.
Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).