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Difference between SAX and DOM parsers
Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Mar 29, 2005 23:11:00
Can anyone let me know what is the difference between SAX and the DOM parsers??
I hope to get some comments on this.
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Mar 29, 2005 23:24:00
SAX is an event-based API, which means that a SAX parser generates events when making its way through an XML document.
DOM, on the other hand, is a tree-based API, which means that a DOM parser creates a
out of the elements it encounters while making its way through an XML document.
I'd recommend looking up articles named "Understanding SAX" and "Understanding DOM" at
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Joined: Oct 18, 2004
Mar 30, 2005 02:18:00
Also SAX is for sequential access and DOM for random access. DOM requires more memory in case of big xml file.
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