Tip, Use language-specific tools for XML processing

Alternatives to SAX and DOM

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Uche Ogbuji

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: January 30, 2004

DOM and SAX are the two best known systems for XML processing, but they are really compromises across programming languages. As such, they do not take advantage of any language's particular strengths. Often it is better to duck conventional wisdom and use special APIs that take advantage of particular strengths.

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