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JAXP VS Xerces

Gayathri Prasad
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Joined: Jun 25, 2003
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Hi Guys,
Please give me a Crisp comparision of JAXP and Xerces and which is better.
People say JAXP is a processor and Xerces is a parser. What do they mean essentially ? .Thanx in advance.
Cheers,
Gaya3
Lasse Koskela
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IBM DeveloperWorks has published an article that explains what JAXP actually is.


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Rahul Mahindrakar
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Joined: Jul 28, 2000
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Hi Gayathri ,
JAXP is a specification + a parser
Through the specification one can plug in any parser like Xerces for example.
Thus we all need to use JAXP so that we can change the parser any time we want. It also as a parser along with it.
 
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