Raj Kumar Bindal
posted 10 years ago
JDK 1.4+ comes with crimson parser (default implementation for JAXP 1.2 ie SAX 2 and DOM 2 APIs) so its available to you automatically. Xerces, which some people feel is better, is maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. You must download it as a JAR file and place it in your classpath (or ext directory) before you can use it. Either parser library is fine for most cases, but Xerces supports W3C XML Schema validation while Crimson doesn't.