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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: And, one question about the future
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:57:51 GMT
Hi David,

David M Williams <david_williams@us.ibm.com> wrote on 04/19/2007 02:58:39 

> My question about "the future" is what the plan or goal for making 
> xml-apis "match" what ever is in a particular version of JRE's? 
> I know in 1.3, they sure didn't, in 1.4, they were close, but not 
> quite, and there were differences between IBM's and Sun's (not sure 
> about others). 
> And ... not sure about 1.5 ... maybe they match exactly? 
> So, my question is, is there a real efffort to be sure they match 
> exactly for any particular future generation of JRE's, or, 
> is it a deliberate plan to allow your selves the flexibility to 
> differ from current JRE's, so you can, if desired, get a "head start" , 
> so to speak, on new specs? 

The effort is to release compatible versions of the SAX, DOM and JAXP 
APIs. xml-commons-externals 1.3.x should match what the JAXP 1.3 (which is 
included in Java 5) spec requires. It also contains additional interfaces 
which aren't required in the JRE.

> Again, any insights welcome.

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

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