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XML and Java™ from scratch by Nicholas Chase

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Installing the Xerces-J Parser

Now that Java is installed and working, we need to install the actual parser that we'll use to check our data.

Development of applications, particularly those involving XML, revolves around the idea of an API, or Application Programming Interface. This is sort of like a minilanguage, in that it has a vocabulary where each command, or word, means something specific. Applications that use the same API can talk to each other more easily. Because of this, many XML-related programs are modular, in that different applications can be used for the same purpose, depending on the developer's preference.

API— An Application ...

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