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From Edwin Goei <edwi...@sun.com>
Subject Re: [ANN] xml-commons-1.0.b1 'preview' release posted
Date Fri, 11 Jan 2002 21:29:12 GMT
Shane Curcuru wrote:
> 
> I'm happy to announce the first 'preview' release of the xml-commons
> project.  This includes the environment checking utility
> org.apache.env.Which, plus updated copies of DOM L2, SAX 2.0x, and JAXP
> 1.1.3x.

BTW, the JAXP code in xml-commons by itself in a sense does not have a
version number.  See
http://xml.apache.org/~edwingo/jaxp-faq.html#versioning for more info.

There is a difference between the JAXP spec and the JAXP reference
implementation (RI).  The version names for the RI is similar enough to
the JAXP spec version numbers to make this confusing.  The latest
xml-commons JAXP code implements the JAXP 1.1 spec, however, that code
has never before been distributed outside of an implementation. 
Different implementations can copy this code and use their own
implementation versioning scheme.  For example, the xerces2beta4 parser
does this.  So this parser would be JAXP 1.1 spec compliant but its
implementation version is 2.0beta4.  The JAXP RI 1.1.3 copies the same
javax code and its version is 1.1.3.  The plan is for the next JAXP RI
will to copy the code and its version will be 1.2.0 b/c it will
implement the JAXP 1.2 spec.  Hope this isn't too confusing.

-Edwin

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