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Starting with Java and Xml

Colm Dickson
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Joined: Apr 04, 2009
Posts: 89
Hi all,

I want to use xml rather than a database for a project I'm working on. I will be saving any data to xml files and I know that I can use standard IO utilities to write to a file but when it comes to checking if the xml is valid and proper then what API should I be using. I'd like to know what API allows me to read and write valid xml..whatever on is the handiest for an xml beginner please..


William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13027
The standard Java library is all you need to create/remove/update/delete information in an XML document.

Search for "Processing XML with Java by Harold" to get a free online book which is VERY complete.

If you use the library methods to create and save an XML document it will automatically be correctly formed.

I agree. Here's the link:
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