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I have been using the xml pull parser created by Alek Slominski [1] with 
satisfying results. There is a homepage for that class of parser [2]. 
Some variants of the XPP implementation achieve really tiny footprints. 
True, it's not SAX, but it seems to yield the same results.


[1] http://www.extreme.indiana.edu/xgws/xsoap/xpp/
[2] http://www.xmlpull.org/

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> At 7:41 AM -0800 2/22/04, Jeff Rafter wrote:
>> Has anyone used or seen the Piccolo [1] SAX parser out in the wild. It
>> claims to be the fastest SAX parser available (and was for awhile 
>> packaged
>> with SAXBench a benchmarking software). It is not listed anywhere on 
>> the SAX
>> project's homepage but likely should be. It seems to be the only 
>> free, java,
>> SAX2 parser I haven't seen listed on the site. In the dmoz [2] 
>> listing there
>> were a few others, but they were other non-freeware, or non-SAX2
> Piccolo is not sufficiently conformant to the XML standard to be 
> considered for serious work. It also appears to have been abandoned by 
> its developer. In Java, pretty much the only open source parser worth 
> considering these days is Xerces. The Oracle parser is only a little 
> worse, but is not open source. These are the only  two reasonably 
> non-buggy XML parsers for Java that are in active development at the 
> current time that I know of. If anyone knows of any others, I'd love 
> to hear about them. (Note the criteria: non-buggy and actively 
> developed. I know of half a dozen other parsers that fail these 
> criteria.)


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