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The gold standard Stax XML API implementation. Now at Github.


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The most common way is to use Maven (or Ivy) to access it from Maven Central repository. Coordinates for this are:

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  • Latest published version: 6.2.4 (2021-02-11)

Note that Maven id has changed since Woodstox 4.x.


Woodstox 5 and above require Java 6 (JDK 1.6); as well as Stax API that is included in JDK. The only other mandatory dependency is Stax2 API, extended API implemented by Woodstox and some other Stax implementations (like Aalto.

Optional dependency is Multi-Schema Validator (MSV) that is needed if using XML Schema or RelaxNG validation functionality


Woodstox 5.x is licensed under Apache 2 license.

Documentation etc


Most configuration is handled using standard Stax mechanism, property access via

  • XMLInputFactory.setProperty(propertyName, value)
    for configuring XML reading aspects
  • XMLOutputFactory.setProperty(propertyName, value)
    for configuring XML writing aspects

Names of properties available, including standard Stax 1.x ones, are documented in a series of blog posts:


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