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Which parser does JAXB use?

Sukumar Gaade

Joined: Apr 23, 2009
Posts: 21
I read that JAXB uses Apache Xercers parser for parsing XML documents. I want to know which type (SAX/DOM/StaX) does JAXB use internally to parse the xml documents? or JAXB has its own technique of parsing other than SAX/DOM/StaX?

William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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An SAX parser is the base technology for all of the standard library DOM and JAXB functions - I'm not sure what StaX uses.

If you are curious about the details why not download the standard Java library source code? It is very instructive to browse in.

For example I just searched for Stax in the Java 6 source and found lots of org.apache.xalan. and org.apache.xerces references.

I agree. Here's the link:
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