This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Adrian, To answer your question is an XML parser like a compiler? Yes and no. Yes, because a compiler contains a parser component to parse the source file. No, because a compiler also contains another component that takes the parsed token and converts them to bytecode (JAVA) or machine code (C/C++). An XML parser doesn't have any such component. It doesn't do anything with the parsed token from your XML document. It doesn't know what to do with them. Only you as the programmer know what you're going to do with the parsed XML document token. -Peter