best xml parser for java?

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asked Nov 5, 2013 in JAVA by john (4,220 points)

best xml parser for java?

Which one is best xml parser? 

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answered Nov 5, 2013 by kalpana (3,995 points)

Here is a nice comparision on DOM, SAX, StAX & TrAX (Source: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17802_01/webservices/webservices/docs/1.6/tutorial/doc/SJSXP2.html )

Feature                  StAX                  SAX                      DOM                  TrAX

API Type                Pull,streaming     Push,streaming    In memory tree    XSLT Rule

Ease of Use          High                    Medium                 High                    Medium

XPath Capability   No                       No                        Yes                      Yes

CPU & Memory     Good                  Good                    Varies                  Varies

Forward Only        Yes                    Yes                        No                       No

Read XML              Yes                    Yes                        Yes                     Yes

Write XML              Yes                    No                          Yes                     Yes

CRUD                      No                      No                         Yes                     No  

 

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