SAX Content Handler Interface

This section describes the SAX 1.0 and 2.0 standards. SAX defines 4 interfaces under the org.xml.sax package name: DocumentHandler, ErrorHandler, DTDHandler and EntityResolver.

Unlike DOM, there is no formal specification for SAX. The original SAX Java implementation by the SAX Project is considered as the standard. There are 2 major versions released by the SAX Project:

The SAX API is defined in 4 interfaces under the org.xml.sax package:

The main interface of SAX, org.xml.sax.ContentHandler defines the following event handler methods to be implemented by applications:

Of course, some of the event handlers will receive information parsed from the XML file as parameters. For example:

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

SAX (Simple API for XML) Programming Interface

 What Is SAX (Simple API for XML)?

 Using SAX Implementation Provided in JDK 1.8

SAX Content Handler Interface

 SAXBrowser.java - SAX Interface Java Example

 SAX Parsing Pattern Example

 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 Outdated Tutorials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