XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a text file format that is popular for data interchange and for data storage.
Qt provides two distinct APIs for processing XML documents:
There are many factors to take into account when choosing between DOM and SAX for a particular application. SAX is more low-level and usually faster, which makes it especially appropriate both for simple tasks (like finding all occurrences of a given tag in an XML document) and for reading very large files that may not fit in memory. But for many applications, the convenience offered by DOM outweighs the potential speed and memory benefits of SAX.
In this chapter, we will see how to read XML files using both APIs, and we will show how to write XML files. This chapter assumes a basic knowledge of XML.