[jdom-interest] Underlying JDOM Parser

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Feb 15 02:47:41 PST 2002

>Good question.  You can tell JDOM which parser to use.  If you don't, it
>tries to use JAXP, and if JAXP fails it tries Xerces.  But as far as
>which version was found, since it depends on what's in your classpath,
>you could be in the dark.  I don't know if parsers expose that
>information.  On a quick look I don't see it.

I think it's been suggested as a standard SAX property for future 
releases of SAX. But in the meantime asking for the name of the 
XMLReader implementation class with getClass().getName() would 
probably be enough. For DOM you could look at the package name of the 
DOM Document implementation class.

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