Sunday, February 12, 2012

Difference between SAX and DOM

SAX  stands for Simple API for XML. It is a standard interface for event based XML parsing. Programmers provide handlers to deal with different events as the document is passed.

If we use SAX API to pass XML documents have full of control over what happens when the event occur as result, customizing the parsing process extensively. For example a programmer might decide to stop an XML document as as soon as the parser encounters an error that indicate that the document is invalid rather than waiting until the document is parsed. Thus improve the performance.

DOM stands for Document Object Model. DOM reads an xml document into memory and represents as it as tree. Each node of tree represents a particular piece of data from the original document. The main drawback is that the entire xml document has to be read into memory for DOM to create the tree which might decrease the performance of an application as the xml document get larger.

1 comment:

banti said...

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