Xanot is a kind of XML to Object Mapper. Very similar to what Apache have done with Commons-Digester, it basicaly maps XML data to an object model. The difference compared to Commons-Digester falls to these area:
Yes it can. It can parse through the xml file and correctly map the xml data into provided object model. Even thought the xml have a structure like a file systems.
Any one who need to map an xml data into an object model could use xanot. The need like procesing xml configuration file is one of a good example.
Well, nobody have provided any information about their head to head comparison between commons digester and xanot. Which one is faster, better or worst. All i know is that xanot is simpler than digester.
There's so many posibilities for this. Have you add the @XmlSingleProperty to the getter method ? Did you use @XmlAttribute instead of @XmlSingleProperty. Theres too many prosibility.
Currently xanot can't do that. But with annotations already sets up. This feature task will be easily implemented. Just wait a little bit longer, its being developed.