Java API for XML Processing (JAXP)

The Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) enables applications to parse, transform, validate and query XML documents using an API that is independent of a particular XML processor implementation. JAXP provides a pluggability layer to enable vendors to provide their own implementations without introducing dependencies in application code. Using this software, application and tool developers can build fully-functional XML-enabled Java applications for e-commerce, application integration, and web publishing.

The Java Platform, Standard Edition version 7.0 includes JAXP 1.4.

JAXP 1.4 is a maintenance release of JAXP 1.3 with support for the Streaming API for XML (StAX).

API Specification

The JAXP 1.4 API includes the following packages:

Additional Documentation

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