Selecting an XML parser API in Java

Ronald Bourret rbourret at
Mon Jul 19 15:02:50 BST 1999

babak Nakhayi wrote:

> To: 	XML developers; xml newsgroup; XML-Dev Mailing list
> I am going to use an API for writing my own XML parser( I want to write
> a VoxML parser) . By now I have downloaded Microsoft, IBM and Oracle
> APIs.
> Does anyone know which one is better?

1) Your best bet is to use a standard API.  The standard object-oriented 
API is the DOM (  The standard 
event-driven API is SAX (

2) Why do you want to write a parser?  Why not just use an existing parser?

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