Is there any way to configure JAXB to, during parsing of an xml document, ignore any text following the closing tag? It seems to ignore any number of spaces following the closing tag, but even one non-space character causes it to throw a SAXParseException. We have a few xml documents with characters following the closing tag, but otherwise they are fine. Until we can clean them up, it would be great to be able to throw a switch somewhere to say, when you reach the closing tag, forget anything that might be beyond it. This exception is being thrown durng unmarshalling.