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RE: Which parser to use

  • From: Richard Featherstone <R.Featherstone@u...>
  • To: Leigh Dodds <ldodds@i...>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 16:17:42 +0100 (BST)

projectx parser api

So JAXP and JDOM and both APIs and JAXP is the API of choice right?  What
I'm after is the easiest to use for validating XML docs against Schema
when parsing.  I've been using JAXP but can't find any examples that
validate against Schema and have been pointed towards JDOM by someone who
has done just that with it.

On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, Leigh Dodds wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Richard Featherstone [mailto:R.Featherstone@u...]
> > Sent: 09 July 2001 15:38
> > To: xml-dev@l...
> > Subject: Re:Which parser to use
> [...]
> > I'm new to working with XML and want to manipulate docs with Java.  Which
> > is the best parser to use JAXP, Xerces, XML4J JDOM or another.
> [...]
> Hi Richard,
> To be clear:
> XML4J is a parser. Although still actively maintained by IBM, the code
> now forms part of the Apache Xerces project. Sun followed a similar
> path and donated their ProjectX parser to Apache as well.
> JDOM is a Java API for manipulating XML document structures, and
> is one alternative to the W3C DOM API.
> JAXP is a Sun specification that basically certifies a several other
> APIs as 'suitable' for use by Java developers (basically SAX and DOM),
> as well as including code to mask the differences between working
> with different parsers. It also include TRAX which is an API for working
> with XSLT processors.
> Personally I tend to use Xerces as my parser of preference (not based
> on any particular reasons, I've just used it for some time without
> problems),
> but via the JAXP interfaces so that I can switch parser later if I need to.
> So perhaps the answer you're looking for is: develop your Java code
> to the JAXP specification and then you've got some leeway to alter parsers
> (and XSLT processors) at your leisure.
> HtH.
> L.
> --
> Leigh Dodds, Systems Architect       | "Pluralitas non est ponenda
> http://weblogs.userland.com/eclectic |    sine necessitate"
> http://www.xml.com/pub/xmldeviant    |     -- William of Ockham


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