Validating xml using documentbuilderfactory
This article gives a introduction to XML parsing in Android. Developers are requested to know XML before reading this article.This article describes about packages available in Android for various types of XML parsing.Java's Simple API for XML (SAX) and the Document Object Model (DOM) are both available on Android.The design goals of XML emphasize simplicity, generality, and usability over the Internet.Android supports XML application programming interfaces (APIs) for processing of XML languages.DOM parser reads through the entire document, builds the entire XML document representation in memory and then hands the calling program the whole chunk of memory. The application drives the parser through the document by repeatedly requesting the next piece.
Sample code snippet demonstrating usage of KXML Parser is provided at the end of this article.
This article is intended for Android developers wishing to develop mobile applications that use XML.
It assumes good knowledge of Android, Java programming language and XML.
This article focuses on XML parsing and therefore explaining the Android technology and XML is out of the scope in this documentation.
XML is a way of representing text and data in a format that can be processed without much human or machine intelligence.
Information formatted in XML can be exchanged across platforms, languages, and applications, and can be used with a wide range of development tools and utilities.