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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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A Brief Note on Handling XML

This chapter and Chapter 11, Web Service Security assume basic familiarity with XML. We also use a few classes from JAXP (Java API for XML Processing), a Java API to process XML data, though familiarity with JAXP is not a prerequisite. Internally, JAXP relies on SAX (Simple API for XML), a public domain API for parsing XML data, developed by David Megginson and others through discussions in XML-DEV mailing list, and DOM (Document Object Model) API, a W3C recommended standard, for representing XML content in memory. JAXP also supports transformation of XML data through XSLT (XSL Transformations). Refer to the Further Reading section for references to these standards and APIs.

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