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For other uses, see Xerces (disambiguation).
Apache Xerces
Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release 2.11.0 (Xerces J)
3.1.2 (Xerces C++) / 30 November 2010 (Xerces J)
19 March 2015 (Xerces C++)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type XML parser library
License Apache License 2.0
Website xerces.apache.org

In computing, Xerces is Apache's collection of software libraries for parsing, validating, serializing and manipulating XML. The library implements a number of standard APIs for XML parsing, including DOM, SAX and SAX2. The implementation is available in the Java, C++ and Perl programming languages.

The name "Xerces" is believed to commemorate the extinct Xerces Blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces).[1]

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  1. ^ Benz, Brian; Durant, John (2004). XML Programming Bible. John Wiley & Sons. p. 87. ISBN 9780764555763. Retrieved 2014-10-01. Apparently, the parser was named after the now extinct Xerces blue butterfly, a native of the San Francisco peninsula. 

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