JAXP : Java Glossary


JAXP (Java Api for XML Processing) is both an API (Application Programming Interface) specification from Oracle and an implementation GNU opensource library for dealing with XML (extensible Markup Language) in Java.

Starting with Java version 1.5, JAXP is built into the JDK (Java Development Kit). It provides SAX (Simple API for XML) -style element-by-element parsing and XSLT (extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) -style XSLT transformations. DOM (Document Object Model) -style processing reads the entire XML file into RAM (Random Access Memory) and converts it to a tree. It also includes Xerces. It lets you work with W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) XSD (XML Scheme Definition) schemas.

Handled by the javax.xml.* tree of packages using the bundled Xerces implementation in the com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.* package tree.

Learning More

Oracle’s Technote Guide on JAXP for recent JDKs : available:

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