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Working with XML and Java on Android

Jun 25, 2009, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Galpin)

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"One of the greatest strengths of the Android platform is that it leverages the Java programming language. The Android SDK does not quite offer everything available to your standard Java Runtime Environment (JRE,) but it supports a very significant fraction of it. The Java platform has supported many different ways to work with XML for quite some time, and most of Java's XML-related APIs are fully supported on Android. For example, Java's Simple API for XML (SAX) and the Document Object Model (DOM) are both available on Android. Both of these APIs have been part of Java technology for many years. The newer Streaming API for XML (StAX) is not available in Android. However, Android provides a functionally equivalent library. Finally, the Java XML Binding API is also not available in Android. This API could surely be implemented in Android. "

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