How to use the correct XML character encoding

The XML specification allows for the use of various encodings. UTF-8 or UTF-16 are typically expected; however, it is recognised that other encodings exist in the world: Correctly encoding XML allows for portable applications.

How to read an XML attribute value

There are a number of methods to read an XML attribute value. We present two common methods here: Locate and read an element value using the XML DOM; or Locate and read an element using XPATH expressions.

How To Save Java Objects As XML

Integration between disparate systems sometimes require a mapping exercise between the protocol XML and the POJO you are using for data storage processing. Java defines a comprehensive binding framework – JAXB –  which can be used for this task.

How to read an XML element value

There are a number of methods to read an XML element value. We present two common methods here: Locate and read an element value using the XML DOM; or Locate and read an element using XPATH expressions.

How to read an XML document

Reading / Opening an XML document is an essential skill for XML processing. The method of reading an XML document depends on the technical requirements (document source, code purpose, etc.) and constraints (processing speed, memory footprint, etc.).