What Is DOM (Document Object Model)?

This section provides a quick introduction of DOM (Document Object Model) - an Application Programming Interface (API) that represents an XML file as a document object.

What Is DOM (Document Object Model)? DOM is an Application Programming Interface (API) that represents an XML file as a document object, which allows application programs to manage the information contained in the document object through the interface.

DOM has been implemented in many languages:

The Apache Xerces is an Apache project that produces implementations of DOM for 3 programming languages. See http://xerces.apache.org/ for more information.

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of XML (eXtensible Markup Language)

 XML File Syntax

 XML File Browsers

DOM (Document Object Model) Programming Interface

What Is DOM (Document Object Model)?

 Using DOM Implementation Provided in JDK 1.8

 DOM Specifications and DOM Node Interface

 DOMBrowser.java - DOM Interface Java Example

 XML DOM Node Tree Example

 Building a New DOM Document Object

 Converting DOM Document Objects to XML Files

 SAX (Simple API for XML) Programming Interface

 DTD (Document Type Definition) Introduction

 Syntaxes of DTD Statements

 Validating an XML Document against the Specified DTD Document Type

 XSD (XML Schema Definition) Introduction

 Syntaxes of XSD Statements

 Validating XML Documents Against Specified XML Schemas

 XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) Introduction

 XSLT (XSL Transformations) Introduction

 Java Implementation of XSLT

 XPath (XML Path) Language

 XSLT Elements as Programming Statements

 Control and Generate XML Element in the Result

 XML Notepad - XML Editor

 XML Tools Plugin for Notepad++

 XML 1.1 Changes and Parsing Examples

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version