[jdom-interest] Parser independent

Srikanth Rao gsr88 at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 11:26:25 PDT 2001

I have extracted the xerces.jar and noticed that the
it contains JAXP files like the package
javax.xml.parsers.* and also most of the files in

Why does xerces.jar has these files in it?

And the real question iam bothered about is will any
of the JDOM6 functionality breaks if i remove
xerces.jar and replace it with Crimson.jar and
JAXP.jar with i can download from sun site? 


--- philip.nelson at omniresources.com wrote:
> > Is JDom6 Parser indepent.
> Largely.
> > 
> > Its mentioned in the specification of jdom6 that
> it
> > supports JAXP and CRIMSON, which of course it
> does.
> > But where are the jars for JAXP and CRIMSON. 
> > Can  i just download it from the sun site and use
> them
> > instead of xerces.jar.
> > Do we still need to use xerces.jar?
> Yes, you can use JAXP and remove xerces completely. 
> I think the easiest
> place to get JAXP is to download Crimson from the
> apache site.  
> The only caveat is that JDOM has been tested a lot
> more with Xerces and the
> Crimson will not be enhanced much beyond where it is
> now.  

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