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XML Validation and XPath Evaluation in J2SE 5.0

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Joined: 2003-06-09

Some of the exciting new features of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 release, code-named Tiger, are the added XML validation package at javax.xml.validation and the XPath libraries at javax.xml.xpath. Before the Tiger release, the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) SAXParser or DocumentBuilder classes were the primary instruments of Java technology XML validation. The new Validation API, however, decouples the validation of an XML document from the parsing of the document. Among other things, this allows Java technology to support multiple schema languages. Let's take a closer look at XML validation first.