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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL]: Upgrade XML Commons External to JAXP 1.4
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2006 18:29:36 GMT
Jeremias Maerki <dev@jeremias-maerki.ch> wrote on 03/29/2006 02:08:32 AM:

> (cc'ing dev@xmlbeans.apache.org)
> 
> That's ok with me. The only thing bothering me is the XMLBeans' JAR file
> with the API sources. It does not contain any indication whether this is
> a clean-room reconstruction of the API sources based on the
> specification or if they have been taken from the java.net site and
> modified. The files there seem to be distributed under the CDDL [1]
> which is a Category B license (binary only). The sources at java.net [2]
> have Bea copyrights all over the place. Furthermore, I can't find the
> StAX API sources anywhere in XMLBeans' repository. The individual files
> in the API JAR do not contain the Apache license header as would be
> required by any source file published by the ASF (due to the current
> policy). The good thing on the other side is that Bea seems to be the
> driving force behind XMLBeans and could officially donate the API
> sources to the ASF for inclusion into XML Commons Externals. And Cliff
> is XMLBeans' PMC chair. :-) So, before the API sources can be included
> in XML Commons Externals a clarification will be necessary IMO.

I agree.

> [1] https://jaxp-sources.dev.java.net/source/browse/jaxp-
> sources/jaxp-api/src/javax/xml/license.txt?rev=1.
> 1&view=auto&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
> [2] https://jaxp-sources.dev.java.net/source/browse/jaxp-
> sources/jaxp-api/src/javax/xml/stream/StreamFilter.java?rev=1.
> 1&view=auto&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
> 
> On 29.03.2006 00:45:11 Michael Glavassevich wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > 
> > The Xerces developers (myself included) have started planning for a 
> > Xerces-J release which will add support for JAXP 1.4 [1][2]. JAXP 1.4 
is a 
> > minor update to JAXP 1.3; the largest technical change being the 
addition 
> > of StAX (JSR 173) [3] and new Source/Result classes (see the 
> > javax.xml.transform.stax package) which can be used with transformers 
and 
> > validators. I believe Apache Harmony will eventually require JAXP 1.4 
to 
> > complete an implementation of Java SE 6.0. Other Apache projects 
(Axis2, 
> > XMLBeans, etc...) are already using StAX.
> > 
> > With the JAXP 1.4 specification nearing finalization I propose that 
the 
> > main trunk of XML Commons External be upgraded to JAXP 1.4 and a 
branch be 
> > created for maintenance of JAXP 1.3 (which is what is currently on the 

> > main trunk).
> > 
> > I noticed that a copy of the StAX API source is being distributed with 

> > XMLBeans here [4] (see jsr173_1.0_api_bundle.jar) and on Apache mirror 

> > sites. The source files contain Javadoc so it would be great if we 
could 
> > use them. The README contained in the jar states that the source and 
> > binary files are distributed under the Apache License 2.0, so it would 

> > appear to me that the source can be included [5] in XML Commons 
External. 
> > What do folks think?
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > [1] https://jaxp-sources.dev.java.net/nonav/docs/spec/html/
> > [2] https://jaxp-sources.dev.java.net/nonav/docs/api/
> > [3] http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=173
> > [4] http://www.apache.org/dist/java-repository/xmlbeans/jars/
> > [5] http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html#category-a
> > 
> > Michael Glavassevich
> > XML Parser Development
> > IBM Toronto Lab
> > E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
> > E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org
> 
> 
> 
> Jeremias Maerki

Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org


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