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Enterprise Application Integration With XML and Java™ by Bill la Forge, JP Morgenthal

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10.2. MDSAX

MDSAX is a filter framework for processing SAX events.

Table 10-1 illustrates the three alternatives for processing XML documents.

MDSAX represents the ideal solution to document processing. The application receives only what it needs and in a form that it can process directly. Moreover, the application works with neither document object models nor parse events.

Table 10-1. Parsing alternatives.
AlternativeDescription
Traditional ParsersTransform a document into an internal representation (or model) that is passed to the invoking application.
Event ParsersCreate a series of events that are passed (via callbacks) to the invoking application while a document is being parsed.
MDSAXConfigurable system for transforming a document into an application-specific ...

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