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This document lists all of the available serializers of Apache Cocoon and describes their purpose.


A serializer is the end point of an xml pipeline. It transforms SAX events into binary or char streams for final client consumption. Every pipeline match containing a generator must be terminated by a serializer.

In the sitemap file, each serializer has a unique name which is mapped to a java class. One serializer name must be declared as the default serialzer. Each serializer may have additional configuration information specified in child elements.

For more conceptual information about serializers see the sitemap.

The Serializers in Apache Cocoon