StaxMate is a light-weight framework that adds convenience to streaming XML-processing without significant additional overhead. It builds on top of a Stax (JSR-173) compliant XML processors such as Woodstox or Sjsxp (default Stax implementation of JDK 1.6) and offers two basic abstractions: Cursors, which build on XMLStreamReaders and Output objects, which build on XMLStreamWriters.