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Special Edition Using XML, Second Edition by - et al. David Gulbransen

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Java API for XML

As mentioned previously, there are many competing software implementations of the common XML standards (DOM, SAX, XPath, XSLT, and so on). Naturally, they are programmatically accessed by various methods. For example, the method for creating an instance of an XML parser with the original Microsoft XML Parser for Java was completely different from the method used for the IBM XML for Java parser. This has often caused confusion and difficulty when moving a developed XML application from one implementation to another.

Fortunately, however, Sun has decided to standardize and integrate the APIs for working with XML with the official “Java API for XML.” These interfaces are rapidly gaining industry acceptance, and will form the foundation ...

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