[jdom-interest] Xerces.jar too big

Jason Hunter jhunter at acm.org
Fri Jun 29 11:48:28 PDT 2001

There's a README in the lib directory that explains what the JARs do. 
You have options other than Xerces, like Crimson.  Xerces just seems to
be the most stable/robust which is why we include it even though it
bloats our download.


Christian Schmitt wrote:
> Hi everybody !
> I am using jdom for basic XML reading and mapping to Java objects and
> since the application should run as an applet I would like to keep the
> overall size of the application to a reasonable amount. The Xerces
> parser with its xerces.jar file is quiet big in my opinion (1.4MB) where
> as the other parts of the application are very small.
> Are all provided packages really mandatory in order to run jdom or what
> packages can be removed ? Or does it exist another parser that is more
> compact ?
> Many thanks for your help
> Chris
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