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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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XML Parsers

XML parsers are software packages that you use as part of an application such as Oracle 8i, which includes good XML support, or as part of your own programs. You use an XML parser to dissect XML documents and gain access to the data in them. Starting in Chapter 10, you'll see how to put Sun Microsystems's Java language to work with XML. The current version of Java, version 1.4, contains a great deal of built-in support for working with XML. Here's a list of some of the other XML parsers out there:

  • SAX: The Simple API for XML— SAX is a well-known parser written by David Megginson, et al. (www.megginson.com/SAX/index.html), that uses event-based parsing I'll use SAX in this book.

  • expat— This is a famous XML parser written in the C programming ...

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