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diff b/w Java Parser API and Java Parser Libraries
Joined: Sep 13, 2006
Dec 17, 2008 06:45:00
I have read that Crimson and Xerces-J are
Parser libraries and DOM2 and SAX2 are Parser APIs.
I would be great if someone expalins the difference between the two..
Thanks in advance
SCJP, OCE - JSP & Servlets Developer
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Dec 17, 2008 08:17:00
Let's move this to the XML forum, as it nothing to do with web services (which this forum is all about).
Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Dec 17, 2008 09:52:00
An "API" is a specification which describes how software should work. DOM and SAX fall into that category.
It's then possible to write software which conforms to that specification. Crimson and Xerces fall into that category.
It is sorta covered in the
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