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DOM - Document Object Model

- a platform- and language-neutral standard API (Applications Programming Interface)
for manipulating XML (and HTML) document trees.

Ideal for scripting languages, e.g. ECMAScript.

Defined in Levels:

Level 0: existing functions known from browser scripting languages
Level 1: functionality for document navigation and manipulation (the "core")
Level 2: adds style sheet model, filters, event model, namespace support
Level 3: adds loading and saving, DTDs, schemas, document views and formatting
Status: W3C working at Level 2

SAX - Simple API for XML

- event-based (parsing events reported to application through callback).

Allows "lazy" construction of XML tree.

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