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  1. StAX(Noun)

    reaming PI for ML

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  1. StAX

    Streaming API for XML is an application programming interface to read and write XML documents, originating from the Java programming language community. Traditionally, XML APIs are either: ⁕DOM based - the entire document is read into memory as a tree structure for random access by the calling application ⁕event based - the application registers to receive events as entities are encountered within the source document. Both have advantages; the former allows for random access to the document, the latter requires a small memory footprint and is typically much faster. These two access metaphors can be thought of as polar opposites. A tree based API allows unlimited, random access and manipulation, while an event based API is a 'one shot' pass through the source document. StAX was designed as a median between these two opposites. In the StAX metaphor, the programmatic entry point is a cursor that represents a point within the document. The application moves the cursor forward - 'pulling' the information from the parser as it needs. This is different from an event based API - such as SAX - which 'pushes' data to the application - requiring the application to maintain state between events as necessary to keep track of location within the document.

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